Monday, 5 December 2011
Anelka in talks with MLS new boys
Montreal Impact are trying to line up a top signing that could give the club a big boost heading into their inaugural 2012 Major League Soccer season. Impact have been holding extensive talks with Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka to bring him to MLS, joining a long list of suitors around the world interested in the former French international. Sources in France have said that Montreal would make Anelka the marquee player to appeal French Canadians in Quebec. Apparently, there have been discussions between representatives about bringing Anelka to MLS this winter, but the sides are still some distance apart financially. The 32-year-old striker has reportedly attracted interest in China and from a host of European sides. On Saturday, Chelsea confirmed that Anelka and teammate Alex had handed formally requested transfers, which will be honoured.