Galatasaray hope to tempt Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole to Istanbul with a bumper contract offer.

The People says the Turkish club persuaded Didier Drogba to move to Istanbul after he left Chelsea, and now hope they can lure the Londoners' 33-year-old England international, too.

Cole will be out of contract at the Blues the end of the season.

Both Monaco and Liverpool have been linked with Cole.

But Galatasaray - who were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea - are also keen to sign him.

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