Shenhua given two-week cash deadline with chaos still surrounding Drogba's future
11:12 GMT, 17 September 2012
The future of Didier Drogba continues to lurch from one crisis to another with the Ivorian's club admitting that he and Nicolas Anelka could still be forced out over a boardroom battle.
The former Chelsea man only moved to Shanghai Shenhua in the summer but his time has been blighted by a financial row among shareholders.
Drogba, who earns 250,000 per week, starred in the weekend win over Liaoning Whowin having been his backing by manager Sergio Batista who insisted things had been resolved.
Up for grabs: Didier Drogba still doesn't know what the future holds
However, the billionaire businessman behind the vast investment refuted the claims of a deal and local media reported the tycoon had threatened to withhold the salaries of foreign players.
On a social network site, Zhu Jun wrote: 'Now, I made a difficult decision to believe you one more time, one last time! And this time I have a deadline: two weeks,'
It is claimed that following his initial purchase and investment for 28.5 per cent stake in the club, Zhu was due a rise to 70 per cent based on continued funds being able.
Shanghai Youth Daily newspaper carried a quote on from an unnamed source, saying: 'If this issue is not resolved satisfactorily, from October Zhu Jun might take action.
'If the issue of Drogba's salary is still not effectively handled, he might again book a ticket home.'
Shenhua are ninth in Chinese Super League.