Chelsea finally land Anelka from Bolton

It looked like the deal was off, but Chelsea now appear to be on the brink of signing Nicolas Anelka from Bolton Wandererers, according to the BBC.

BBC Sport understands that only formalities remain and the 28-year-old will sign in time to figure in Saturday’s game against Spurs.

Bolton have confirmed terms have been agreed and Anelka will sign a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Is that £15 million of Abramovich’s riches well spent on the Frenchman? For Chelsea, it’s arguably the best replacement around for Didier Drogba. For Bolton fans, there could be a long hard winter ahead. Who will score goals for the Trotters with Anelka gone and El Hadji Diouf playing the African Nations Cup?

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