I heard that the much travelled Frenchman was heading East. True?
Let’s put it this way, it would be a major surprise if he didn’t. The Frenchman has had a transfer request granted by Chelsea and has been lined up for a move which will earn him a fortune – he even tweeted about it.
Since Anelka asked for a move, he has been banished from the first-team car park at the training ground and has been made to train with the reserves or the academy. He has not even been allowed to park his car in the main car park.
It is a touch harsh when you consider he was the mainstay of the Chelsea team for so many years. But he is 32 and has been offered a three-year contract to see out his remaining years in Shanghai. The man nicknamed the Incredible Sulk is on the move once more.