chelsea striker to stay put

Anelka's agent rules out Stamford Bridge exit

May 12, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka seems unlikely to leave the club in the summer after his agent insisted he was happy at the club.

Nicolas Anelka
GettyImages / RyanPierseAnelka: Happy to fight for his place

The France international has found himself on the bench following the arrival of Guus Hiddink as interim manager, with Didier Drogba back in favour, despite him being the Premier League's leading scorer for much of the campaign.

The lack of first team action led to rumours that the 29-year-old wished to move on. Anelka is no stranger to transfers having already played for Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbah├že and Bolton Wanderers. And he is not a player easy to keep happy.

"Nicolas will not move from Chelsea, everything is okay there," agent Doug Pingisi told Sky Sports.

"Nicolas has two more years on his contract and he is happy at Chelsea.

"I have spoken to everybody at Chelsea and they are happy with him so he will be staying."