Anelka eyes overseas move

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed he intends to leave Stamford Bridge before the end of his career to secure a lucrative deal overseas.

The much-travelled Frenchman has been a huge success since his arrival from Bolton Wanderers in January 2008 and netted 25 goals for the Blues last season.

The 30-year-old’s current deal expires in 2011 and Anelka hopes this will be extended in the near future before seeking a big-money move to either the Middle East or America.

“I would love to sign for another three years,” he told French newspaper 20 minutes.

“And that would not be the end of my career. After, I could go to the Middle East, to Qatar, Abu Dhabi or the United States. I don’t know.”

Chelsea became Anelka’s seventh different club since leaving London rivals Arsenal in 1999 – including spells in both La Liga and the Turkish top flight.

The ex-Gunners prodigy is remarkably hoping to appear in his first ever World Cup this summer and believes his long-list of footballing experiences has equipped him well throughout his illustrious career.

“I have often been criticised for changing clubs,” he added.

“At the same time, it’s good to experience different things, whether it’s in Turkey or Spain. Everywhere has enriched me.

“I wouldn’t be going to Qatar to play in the Champions League. It [the money] is the truth.”