May 19, 2012; Munich, GERMANY; Chelsea forward Didier Drogba (11) shoots the ball past Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng (17) during the UEFA Champions League final at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-USA TODAY Sports

Galatasaray Transfer News: Didier Drogba Could Be Headed to Turkey

Former Chelsea star forward Didier Drogba moved on to China to play for Shanghai Shenhua a few months ago, but it appears that the 34-year-old could be heading back to Europe. More specifically, Drogba is being strongly linked to Turkish club Galatasaray, who announced they are in negotiations with the striker.

Galatasaray confirmed the news in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange on Monday.

The Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk reported late on Sunday the Ivory Coast captain and former Chelsea player had already signed a one-and-a-half year deal with the Turkish club but those reports could not be confirmed.

If Drogba heads to Turkey to play for Galatasaray, he will join Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder, who transferred to the team just a week ago. Drogba and Sneijder would provide a boost to Gala, who is set to face off against German club Schalke next month in the Champions League round of 16.

Drogba would become the second Chelsea player to bolt Shanghai after a relatively quick stint for a return to Europe. Teammate Nicolas Anelka left Shanghai Shenhua after just twelve months for a transfer to Italian club Juventus.

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