drogbaFormer Chelsea player and captain of the Ivory Coast national football team, Didier Drogba, has signed a contract with Galatasaray Istanbul for a year and a half, according to Turkish media.

The 34-year-old striker refused a return to Chelsea for six months and has joined Wesley Sneijder and Galatea to play in the Champions League, where the Londoners have failed to qualify. The amount he will receive in Istanbul was not yet made ??public, and CNN Turkey claims that the Cim Bom Bom team will officially announce the transfer later this week.

After has won the Champions League trophy with Chelsea, Drogba was transferred by Chinese from Shanghai Shenhua, where he scored eight goals in eleven matches.

And Kolo Toure will follow Drogba this week.

Galatasaray will play against Schalke 04 in the last 16 of the Champions League, double for with has already reinforced with two former winners of the competition: Sneijder and Drogba.

In addition, Galatasaray is very close to giving a third hit on the transfer market, Manchester City’s Ivorian defender, Kolo Toure (31 years), following to sign a contract with the team on Ali Sami Yen this week .