Nicolas Anelka might be the new boy at Stamford Bridge, but The Guardian are reporting that the Frenchman is keen to have a tete-a-tete with fellow striker Didier Drogba when the latter returns from the African Nations Cup. The Ivorian has been making the headlines once again with quotes linking him to a move away from Chelsea, but the former Bolton striker is confident of talking him round.
“When Didier comes back [from the African Cup of Nations], I will speak with him because he doesn’t know everything about leaving a club and playing in a different country,” said Anelka, who completed his move to Stamford Bridge last Friday, his eighth transfer in 11 years. “I do because I did it.
“I know that English football and the Premier League is the best. I will tell him to stay because he will not find anywhere else what he has at Chelsea. He is a big star in England and at Chelsea and everyone loves him.”
Anelka is of course referring to an ill-fated move to Real Madrid from Arsenal when he was 20-years-old. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed that the striker conceded he left Highbury way too early. Can Drogba be persuaded to stay? Or is he just a big attention seeker who will declare his love for Chelsea after returning from Ghana?