Report: Anelka deal talks break down

BY foxsports • January 25, 2010

The Frenchman is in the form of his life at Stamford Bridge and, with just 18 months left on his existing contract, Chelsea are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal. Carlo Ancelotti has paired Anelka with Didier Drogba throughout this season to rich dividends, with the 30-year-old having scored 11 times already. While the Blues are eager to convince the nomadic striker to commit his future to West London, it appears talks have reached an impasse. Discussions with Anelka and his agents have failed to yield anything like a positive outcome, with the two parties still some way apart. Should no deal materialise, Chelsea must decide whether to cash in on him in the summer or risk losing the former Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Bolton, Fenerbahce, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool player for nothing in 18 months' time.

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