Nicolas Anelka remains confident his former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba will join him in China next season.
Anelka left Chelsea in January after falling down the pecking order under Andre Villas-Boas, who has since left the club, and has made a positive start to life with Shanghai Shenhua.
Drogba was strongly linked with a move to China in January, but remained with Chelsea. He is in the final year of his contract and there is doubt as to whether he will remain with the Blues or head for a new challenge.
Anelka is in little doubt about what will happen, as he said: "It is difficult for me to say much at this time, but I speak with him on a regular basis and I expect him to come to Shanghai.
"If I could choose any of my former team-mates to join me at Shenhua, it would be Didier. When I left Chelsea I told him we'd play together again soon."