Sunday, 3 July 2011
Nicolas Anelka set to be 'offered for transfer'
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is reportedly set to be the first player to leave Stamford Bridge under new manager Andre Villas-Boas. Reports suggest that Villas-Boas is looking to buy another striker before Chelsea leave for their Far East tour, with Porto’s Falcao amongst the top targets. The Blues also plan to snap up highly-rated Anderlecht youngster Romelu Lukaku. That would leave Chelsea with a surplus of forwards and it has been rumoured that Didier Drogba would be sold to his former club Marseille. With this move looking unlikely, it seems that 32-year-old Anelka may be the one in the firing line. Whatever happens, it would appear that Anelka’s days as a Blue are numbered anyway, as the Portuguese manager favours a 4-3-3 formation, something that does not suit the French striker. It is thought Paris Saint-Germain is Anelka's most likely destination, as the club he has enjoyed previous spells with have recently been taken over by a Qatari investment fund and have a huge transfer budget.