Nicolas Anelka Leaving FC Chelsea For China

Nicolas Anelka, Chelsea

Chelsea FC Confirm Nicolas Anelka Transfer to Chinese Super League

Nicolas Anelka, born March 14, 1979, is a professional football player who competes for FC Chelsea in the Premiership and France in World Cup soccer.

The Blues have agreed to a transfer of Anelka to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in the upcoming January transfer window.

Both the official websites of Shanghai Shenhua and FC Chelsea announced today that Anelka would indeed be leaving for Shanghai to join the Blue Devils on a two-year contract.

Since joining Chelsea in 2008, Anelka has scored 39 goals in 125 Premiership appearances.

He netted seven times in nine European matches last season.

Shanghai Shenhua finished in 11th place in the 2010-11 Chinese Super League season, only 10 points off the drop zone and 13 points from an Asian Champions League place.

FC Chelsea is sitting in fourth place in the Premier League going into the January transfer window.

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