Galatasaray have confirmed that they are in talks to sign Didier Drogba – a striker who had been linked with Juventus and Milan this month.
The Turkish giants, who signed Wesley Sneijder from Inter last week, have released a note on their website confirming their bid.
Stories in Turkey over the weekend suggested that the Ivory Coast international has agreed an 18-month deal.
Drogba, formerly of Chelsea, will allegedly net around €10m in wages for the stint – but that could rise should certain bonus clauses be met.
The centre-forward, 34, has been playing his club football in China with Shanghai Shenhua since last summer.
Shanghai Shenhua teammate Nicolas Anelka is set to join Juventus this month after the Old Lady deemed Drogba as too expensive.