Frenchman keen to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has stated that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, amid speculation that he could leave the London club.

The veteran forward has found first team opportunities limited, as the competition for places in attack has heated up with the summer additions of Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata complementing Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge.

Despite this, the Frenchman is still keen to stay with Andre Villas Boas’ side.

“I am linked everywhere but, when you are linked, it doesn’t mean you want to leave. I like Chelsea and first of all wanted to stay – that’s why I am still here,” he told the club’s official website.

“I will see what happens in December and, if I am still here, I will see what happens in June. I am happy here, I like the club, everyone here, and, after, I will see what happens. It is not only down to me.

“I have been here almost four years now, and I am pleased with the way it has been. It could have been even better but I am still happy,” he continued.

Anelka has been linked with a move to the MLS, and if he does not start to play more games for the London side may make a departure come January.
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