DIDIER DROGBA NEARS RETURN TO EUROPE AS GALATASARAY SUBMIT ‘FORMAL BID’
Didier Drogba is closing in on a return to European football after his management company confirmed Galatasaray had made ‘a formal bid’ to sign the striker.
Reports in Turkey suggest Drogba has already signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with the Turkish club, with the 34-year-old looking set to quit Shanghai Shenhua after just six months in China, despite signing a £250,000 a week, two-and-a-half-year deal in the summer.
His time in China had seen Drogba line up with former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka, who himself recently secured a move back to Europe, signing for Juventus on a deal until the end of the season.
Galatasaray have already signed Wesley Sneijder from Internazionale this month, and they have also been heavily linked with Manchester City defender Kolo Touré, as they look to bolster their squad ahead of their ties against Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.