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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