Yakubu Aiyegbeni (M) being congratulated by his team mates
Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni will sign a deal with wealthy Chinese club Guangzhou Fuli, this week.
Aiyegbeni was one of the few bright spots in a dismal Blackburn campaign, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League as Rovers, suffering a torrid time both on and off the pitch, slumped to relegation.
The 29-year-old had indicated that he would leave Ewood Park after their drop into the Championship.
SuperSport.com reports that ‘the Yak’ is Guangzhou's main target and could hold talks with the club as soon as this weekend.
Guangzhou are reported to be prepared to offer the burly forward, who was a target for QPR earlier in the season, a contract worth €6 million a year.
Guangzhou's deputy director, Lu Yi revealed that the Nigerian is their top target for the coming season.
"Yakubu is our first choice, and everything is going well now. We hope he will be in Guangzhou this weekend," he said.
Yakubu joined Blackburn Rovers from Leicester City where he was on loan from Everton.
The striker had also previously played for Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Maccabi Haifa and Gil Vicente.
Yakubu has been capped 57 times for Nigeria scoring 21 times.
In a related development, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
He will team up again at Shanghai with ex-Blues colleague Nicolas Anelka.
Drogba, 34, said: "I considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but feel Shanghai Shenhua is the right move for me at this time."
The Cote d’Ivoire forward's last act in a Chelsea shirt was scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final defeat of Bayern Munich in May.
One of his first games will be against Manchester United with Alex Ferguson's team playing Shanghai Shenhua on July 25 as part of their pre-season tour.
Drogba joined Chelsea from Marseille for £24m in the summer of 2004, becoming one of Jose Mourinho's first signings.
He helped the Blues to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups during his eight-year spell. In that time he climbed to fourth on the list of Chelsea's all-time goalscorers with 157 and is also the club's leading scorer in European competition with 34. However, he decided to leave the Premier League club after their Champions League triumph.