Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has seemingly ruled out making the lucrative move to Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season when his contract expires at Stamford Bridge.
The Chinese club were on Thursday confident of completing the signing of the Ivory Coast international during the Africa Cup of Nations.
But Drogba, who has reportedly been offered a three-year deal at Shenhua worth £267,000 per week, wants to stay at Chelsea at least until the summer.
The striker has admitted he has over recent months not been enjoying his football as much as in the past and he has just three months left no his current contract with Chelsea.
But the 33-year-old is still prepared to take his time when considering his future, as he told France Football magazine: "I would like to find again more fun, shivers, fervour, pressure and passion on the pitch.
"That makes fun in our job and I have missed a little for the last months.
"Does it mean departure from Chelsea? Not before next June."
Drogba is understood to want a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge, but has only been offered a 12-month extension.
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