FIFA reject Drogba’s request to rejoin Chelsea on loan
Published 22/11/2012 | 15:31
"FIFA has informed him about the relevant regulations... that players may only be registered during one of the two annual registration periods fixed by the relevant association."
FIFA said the only exception was when a player's contract expired outside a transfer window.
Drogba had been hoping to get a temporary move to build fitness ahead of the African Nations Cup in January.