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SBD Global/January 30, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Mario Balotelli Makes $31M Move To AC Milan; Didier Drogba Returning To Europe
Published January 30, 2013
DROGBA ON THE MOVE: The PA's Guy Aspin reported DIDIER DROGBA is "relishing the chance to have another crack at the Champions League" after agreeing to a return to Europe with Turkish side Galatasaray. The former Chelsea striker "agreed to join the Turkish giants" from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua on an 18-month deal. His representatives revealed on Twitter that Drogba would join his new side following the Africa Cup of Nations, and Galatasaray confirmed the deal on its official website (PA, 1/29).
BECKHAM SIGHTED: The PA's Matt McGeehan reported Arsenal Manager ARSENE WENGER confirmed DAVID BECKHAM is "training with Arsenal" at its Hertfordshire training base. Wenger said, "He called me. (It's) purely for fitness. there's no speculation about signing or anything" (PA, 1/29). Wenger said, "We get nothing out of it, just to help somebody who we think deserves it and has made great service for English football" (REUTERS, 1/29).