Maradona wants to bring Drogba to UAE

Diego Maradona is looking to steal Didier Drogba from the clutches of Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua. The Sun have reported that the former World Cup winner wants the Ivorian to join him in the United Arab Emirates, believing that his club, Al Wasi, have the resources available to trump the Chinese Super League side.

Reports circulating suggest that Shanghai are willing to offer Drogba £300,000 a week, making the 34-year-old their highest paid player. Though there are thoughts that money isn’t the only thing motivating the former Chelsea striker and a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid could still be on the cards. Drogba netted 65 times in 142 games for the Portuguese manager in their time together at Chelsea.