11 Dec '11, 10am

Nicolas Anelka agrees to join Shanghai Shenhua

Nicolas Anelka agrees to join Shanghai Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua said on Sunday that Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka (above) had agreed to join the club in a major coup for Chinese football. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING (AFP) - Shanghai Shenhua said on Sunday that Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka had agreed to join the club in a major coup for Chinese football. Club spokesman Ma Yue told AFP the 32-year-old Frenchman could start playing for the team in January, 'if all contract details are 100 percent confirmed.' He was unable to reveal the value of the deal. The former Arsenal and Real Madrid star will be the biggest name to appear in China's Super League, which is growing in stature despite significant corruption problems that have left several officials facing jail. In July, Argentine midfielder Dario Conca became China's most expensive signing - and reportedly, one of the world's best paid players - when he inked a US$10 mill...

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