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Didier Drogba could be re-united with former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka as Shanghai Shenhua close in on their second major signing of the year.

The Chinese club are reportedly confident a deal can be struck before Monday that will the the Ivory Coast international one of the highest paid players in the world.

Anelka joined Shenhua earlier this month in a deal worth £200,000 a week.

Shenhua’s owner Zhu Jun said on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter: ‘It’s like flirting with a girl. Perhaps she will resist you at first, but if you continue to ask her out, it always ends well. Never give up.

‘Everything is going well so far though there have been a few obstacles. They never turned us down, which is good for us,’ club board member Zhou Jun told The Shanghai Daily.

‘It’s like making a blockbuster film. When superstars like Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Zhou Xun have confirmed their participation, other actors and actress will be confident of the movie.’

Shenhua are also set to complete the signing of former Portsmouth midfielder Andres D’Alessandro. The Argentine’s club Internacional have been offered £4.5million, while the 30-year-old will bag a two-year contract worth £60,000 a week.

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