Shanghai: Shanghai Shenhua expects to announce within five days whether France striker Nicolas Anelka will join it on a three-year contract under expected new coach Jean Tigana.
Chelsea has said Anelka can leave in January after 4 years at the London club. Should he sign for Shenhua, the 32-year-old would star in the Chinese Super League. Club media officer Ma Yue said talks with Anelka's representatives are making good progress and that Shenhua wants to secure his services for three years.
"There'll be news very soon," Ma told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "There'll be news in four to five days, at the latest ... In five days, we'll definitely have news on whether it is 'Yes' or 'No.'"