West Ham In Talks to Sign French Striker Nicolas Anelka

Upton Park side look to lure former Blues forward to East London.

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West Ham are lining up an audacious bid to bring Nicolas Anelka back to the Barclays Premier League less than a year after he left to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

The Hammers have already entered talks with the striker who is unhappy after failing to settle in at his new club.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce knows Nicolas Anelka well and may feel that despite his side’s good start to the Premier League campaign that his Upton Park squad could still do with more firepower.

The East London sit in sixth spot but have managed 14 goals in 11 matches and as well as loaned in striker Andy Carroll has played the Liverpool man is still to score for West Ham, therefore the addition of an experienced campaigner like Anelka could be an intelligent move to pursue.

The 33 year old spent 18 successful months with Allardyce at Bolton, during which time he got his Premier League career back on track after a decent stint in Turkey with Fenerbahce. During his time at the Reebok Stadium the Frenchman netted 23 goals in 61 appearances before he completed a £15m move to Chelsea.

Anelka spent four years at Stamford Bridge where he managed 59 goals from 185 appearances before he left to join Shanghai Shenhua but now seemingly open to a return from China a move to West Ham may well tempt the well traveled forward.

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