Anelka wants contract extension before big-money move

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Nicolas Anelka would love to extend his time at Chelsea until 2014 before heading for a big-money move abroad.

The 30-year-old still has around 18 months left on his current contract with the Barclays Premier League club but talks over a new deal have been mooted. And Anelka, who has never spent more than two-and-a-half years at any club, insists he wants to see out his best days at Stamford Bridge.

"I would love to sign for another three further years," he told French newspaper 20 minutes. "I still have one year left. I see myself playing here until I'm 34. And that would not be the end of my career."

He added: "Afterwards I don't know. I could go to the Middle East, to Qatar, Abu Dhabi or the United States. I don't know.

"I have often been criticised for changing clubs. At the same time, it's good to experience different things, whether it's in Turkey or Spain.

"Everywhere has enriched me. It's a mentality different to that in France."

Anelka, who has played in France, England, Spain and Turkey, admits a move to the Middle East or America would be little more than a money-spinning end to his career.

"I wouldn't be going to Qatar to play the Champions League," he added.

"In any case that doesn't exist. It (the money) is the truth."

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