Shanghai Shenhua are said to be very keen on the French international.
The two clubs had agreed a fee of around £5m for the 29-year-old.
The former Chelsea striker has moved to China instead of joining the Baggies.
West Bromwich Albion were said to be in talks with former Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.
The Besiktas striker appears to be much in demand from clubs all over the world.
The Senegalese striker is all set to join Shanghai Shenhua.
Tim Cahill signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua after leaving New York Red Bulls.
The Zambian international looks set to carry on his career in China.
Could Didier Drogba make his recent visit to Chelsea a permanent return amid reports of infighting at Shanghai Shenhua?