Report: West Bromwich Albion consider Nicolas Anelka swoop

Report: Baggies consider Anelka swoop
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West Brom manager Steve Clarke wants to reunite with Nicolas Anelka, with whom he worked at Chelsea, and is considering offering the free agent striker the chance to move to The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion are apparently pondering an audacious move for out-of-contract former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka.

The Frenchman is a free agent after his short-term deal with Serie A giants Juventus expired at the end of the season.

Baggies manager Steve Clarke worked with the 34-year-old during his time as Blues assistant manager and is contemplating a possible reunion, according to the Daily Mail.

The same source claims that West Brom are keeping tabs on two other ex-Chelsea forwards, Salomon Kalou and Franco di Santo, as they look to replace their top goalscorer from last season, Romelu Lukaku, who has returned to Stamford Bridge following a year-long loan.

Anelka has previously played in the Premier League with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers, as well as with Clarke at Chelsea.

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