Former French international striker Nicolas Anelka is having a tough season under new Chelsea FC manager André Villas-Boas with limited playing time. The 32 year old strikers has fallen behind in the pecking order having to fight for a place along with Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, new signing Juan Manuel Mata and youngster Daniel Sturridge.
Anelka's class is known around the world, but he can be a difficult player having had his problems with managers, fellow players and fans. Anelka's four-and-a-half year contract ends at the end of the season with Chelsea unlikely to offer him a new contract and he might be allowed to leave in January.
But Anelka isn't a player who is unwanted, actually there is huge interest in the striker from around the world, be it Italian giants AC Milan, former club FC Paris Saint-Germain, big spending Russians FC Anzhi Makhachkala; MLS sides New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy, Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact plus Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
The offer from China seems to be the most tempting for Anelka. Reports say he has been offered 10 Million Euros per season with French sports paper L'Équipe even reporting that Anelka has accepted the offer from Shenhua.
It would be interesting to have a striker of Anelka's calibre playing in Asia...