Babel close to move back to Turkey

Fulham forward Ryan Babel is closing in on a move to Galatasaray.

The 32-year-old Netherlands international has held discussions with the Turkish club and a move there looks likely.

Babel joined the Whites from Besiktas in January on a contract until the end of the season and is now set for a return to Turkey.

The ex-Liverpool player has impressed, scoring five times in 14 Premier League appearances, but was unable to help Fulham avoid relegation back to the Championship.

Babel made his first appearance for Fulham. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]