Lille striker Moussa Sow has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Fenerbahce, the Turkish club have confirmed.
The Senegal striker had previously claimed it was his 'dream' to play at Anfield and score goals in front of the Kop , but it is believed that Liverpool were unable to match the Turkish giant's offer.
The 26-year-old Senegal international underwent a medical in Istanbul this morning and Fener reported on their official website that he had signed a deal until the end of the 2015-16 season.
"Ourselves and Lille have agreed a deal for Moussa Sow to wear our colours," the statement on
"Moussa Sow went to the the Universal Hospital Camlica for a medical and then to the club's headquarters where he signed the official contract. We wish him well in the Fenerbahce shirt."
The official Fenerbahce website carried a photograph of Lille forward Sow arriving in Istanbul on Thursday night, having flown in from Equatorial Guinea where his national team are competing in the African Nations Cup.
Sow told the Fener official website prior to the completion of the deal: "There were of course a lot of teams interested but this was the club I really wanted to join.
"I'm very happy. As soon as I arrived I was very happy to see the excitement here. I'm looking forward to playing in front of Fenerbahce fans."
Reports in Africa suggest Sow has agreed a contract worth 3.2million euros (almost £2.7million) a year with Fenerbahce.
Sow finished as the top goalscorer in Ligue 1 last season, firing 25 goals as Lille won the title.
Defeats in their opening two games mean Senegal's participation in the African Nations Cup will end after Sunday's game against Libya.