Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Anelka set for Chelsea Exit
Nicolas Anelka is set to leave Chelsea in January and sign a mega-money deal to play in China, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The 32-year-old ex-Arsenal, Liverpool, Bolton and Manchester City frontman is out of contract at the end of the season after failing to agree a new deal with the Blues. But he is set to quit Stamford Bridge in January and finish his career in the booming Chinese Super League where he will reportedly be paid £9.16m a year by Shanghai Shenhua. The Frenchman has scored just once this season in 14 appearances, including only six starts, and with Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku champing at the bit to play, will not be missed by Andre Villas-Boas. Anelka has been approached by three MLS clubs and two of the biggest spenders in European football - PSG and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala while AC Milan were also interested in signing him on a six-month loan.