04 Dec '11, 12am

Chelsea accept transfer requests from striker Nicolas Anelka & defender Alex

Chelsea accept transfer requests from striker Nicolas Anelka & defender Alex

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Saturday that the Premier League club have accepted transfer requests from France striker Nicolas Anelka and Brazil defender Alex. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEWCASTLE, England (AFP) - Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Saturday that the Premier League club have accepted transfer requests from France striker Nicolas Anelka and Brazil defender Alex. Neither Anelka or Alex featured in Saturday's 3-0 win over Newcastle at St James' Park amid reports that they had been ordered to train with the reserves after being told they were no long part of Villas-Boas's plans. Anelka has already been linked with a January move to mega-rich Russian club Anzi Machakala. Villas-Boas said: 'The conversation was fair and very, very frontal and direct with the players. The players have shown their interest in leaving the club, they have put in transf...

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