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Drogba asks permission to leave China's Shenhua on loan

Drogba asks permission to leave China's Shenhua on loanShanghai, Nov 22 - Cote D'Ivoire striker Didier Drogba has asked FIFA for special permission to leave China's Shanghai Shenhua on loan despite being outside the official transfer window.

The former Chelsea star is believed to be keen to play for a new team to prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as Chinese Super League season has finished, reports Xinhua.

"The FIFA administration services are looking into it," FIFA said in a statement Wedneday.

It is not known whether Drogba has a club lined up to move to but he has been linked with a move back to Marseille, the club he left for Chelsea in 2004, as well as Liverpool.

Drogba joined Shenhua in June on a two-and-a-half-year deal after helping Chelsea to the Champions League title.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in South Africa between Jan 19 and Feb 10. (IANS)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

Ishant-SharmaSouthampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday.  Read more »

Moeen's six for helps England win against India in Southampton Test

Moeen-AliSouthampton (UK), July 31 : England predictably beat India on the fifth and final day of the third Test between the two sides played here, to level the series one all.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »