The London Evening Standard is reporting this morning that Didier Drogba snubbed a move to Juventus on deadline day.
The Italian giants offered the former Chelsea striker more than £4m a year to make the switch, but Drogba has decided to stay in China instead.
There has of course been speculation about Drogba leaving Shanghai Shenhua following a fall-out between the club’s owners.
With plenty of uncertainty in the air, Juventus tested Drogba’s loyalty with a massive financial offer, but he turned them down.
This meant that Juventus moved for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who clearly wasn’t the Serie A club’s No.1 target.
As for Drogba, he is now on international duty with Ivory Coast as they prepare for their African Cup of Nations qualification matches.
Where he will be playing his club football in a few months time remains to be seen, but for now he is a Shanghai Shenhua player.
Should he ever feel the need to leave them – for financial reasons or otherwise – there are bound to be plenty of interested clubs across Europe.
This includes Juventus who may well make another move for the 34-year-old in January.
Liverpool – who were linked with a shock move – may well be keeping a close eye on things too.