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Anelka working on Shanghai exit

ESPN staff
December 17, 2012
Didier Drogba joined Nicolas Anelka in China this summer © Getty Images

The chances of Nicolas Anelka gracing the Premier League in January have increased with the news he is in talks to end his contract with Shanghai Shenhua.

Anelka made the move to the Chinese club last season, but he has struggled to adapt and is reportedly keen on a return to Europe.

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has suggested he would be interested if Anelka became available, while West Ham have also been linked.

And it could well result in a flood of offers being made when the window opens in January as Shenhua have confirmed club and player are talking about the French striker's exit.

"The discussion is between the club and himself, I don't know about the specific details," Shanghai spokesman Ma Yue said. "But so far we haven't got the final result."

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