Nicolas Anelka is being sued by former club Bolton Wanderers.
The Trotters have issued the Premier League’s leading marksman with a High Court writ relating to image rights and an alleged breach of contract. Bolton are also chasing financial compensation from a company called Kalivions Commercial Limited, who own Anelka’s image rights. No other information is available currently but the claim is believed to be sizeable. Chelsea have yet to comment on the matter. This is the not the first time this year Chelsea have been involved in High Court affairs. In October they issued a £16m High Court claim against Lyn Oslo FC over the Jon Obi Mikel transfer. Other court wrangles include the ongoing saga over the Carlos Tevez transfer, which has seen Sheffield United pursue the fiscally-troubled West Ham over more courts than McEnroe and Borg.
Meanwhile, new Spurs messiah Harry Redknapp won a High Court claim that the police who raided his home during a corruption inquiry acted unlawfully. After a troubled first season which ended with a fluffed penalty during a brief appearance for the losers in the Champions League final, Anelka has been on fire this season for the Blues scoring 14 goals and justifying his £15m price tag from Bolton.
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