Chelsea striker to depart at end of season

This campaign will be Anelka's last for ChelseaChelsea FC striker Nicolas Anelka looks to be on his way out of the club at the end of the season with the 33 year old unlikely to extend his current contract which comes to an end next June.

It was rumoured this summer that Anelka could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge however new Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas is still hoping the Frenchman might extend his stay into 2013.

“It might not be the player’s expectancy to renew. Nico as a person is very, very happy, he belongs to Chelsea in the last year of his contract, performing.”

Villas Boas continued:

“We will make our efforts for him to renew but Nico has his own decision to make and I am not sure he will be willing.”

When asked if it were likely that Anelka would leave next summer Villas Boas replied: “Yes.”

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