Chelsea Transfer News: Drogba To Galatasaray After Snubbing Bridge Return?

The Sun. The Chelsea owner is understood to have made a U-turn by sanctioning a move for the former Blues star, just 8 months after allowing him to leave for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. However, Drogba has rejected his overtures, and is expected to sign for Turkish outfit Galatasaray later today. The Ivorian is considered a cult hero at Stamford Bridge after scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in May, which won Chelsea their first ever European Cup. That would be his final game for the Blues before he joined Shanghai Shenhua, but along with former Stamford Bridge team-mate Nicolas Anelka, who also moved to the Chinese club, he has endured a tumultuous period there after a dispute over unpaid wages. Anelka is also set to quit Shenhua after undergoing a medical at Juventus. Galatasaray will be hoping to provide Drogba with an escape route back to European football and can offer the player one thing Chelsea cannot - Champions League action. A tie against German side Schalke in the last 16 awaits them, whilst Chelsea must contest the lesser Europa League. Would Drogba have boosted Chelsea's attack? Share your thoughts below.

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Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.