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West Brom plot Nicolas Anelka move

Clarke sees Anelka as an ideal replacement for Lukaku (©GettyImages)
Clarke sees Anelka as an ideal replacement for Lukaku (©GettyImages).

West Bromwich Albion are plotting a move for free agent Nicolas Anelka as they look to replace Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mail.

The Baggies are weighing up the move as the Frenchman's short-term contract at Italian side Juventus has expired and they will not be offering the 34-year-old a new deal.

Anelka's last Premier League venture was with Chelsea but he then left the club with striking partner Didier Drogba for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

However his time in China was cut-short because of financial problems with the Shanghai club, so he then spent the rest of the season on loan in Seria A with champions Juventus.

Anelka has had a rich history with the Premier League as he has already played for five different clubs in the top-flight of English football.

His career has seen him play for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and Chelsea.

West Brom are in the market for a striker after new manager Jose Mourinho made it clear that he wants Lukaku to stay and fight for his place in Chelsea's first-team.

Steve Clarke's men will miss Lukaku after he had a sensational season for the Baggies. The 20-year-old ended the campaign as the club's top goalscorer and even scored a second half hat-trick against champions Manchester United on the final day of the season.

Clarke worked with Anelka during his spell at Chelsea and he now wants to personally sign him for West Brom.

 

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Premier League
West Bromwich Albion
Nicolas Anelka
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