Anelka forced to consider Chelsea future

Nicolas Anelka is considering his future at Chelsea. The News of the World says talks over a new £120,000-a-week contract have stalled.

Nicolas Anelka is considering his future at Chelsea.

The News of the World says talks over a new £120,000-a-week contract have stalled.

New Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has been instructed to trim the club's exorbitant wage bill by Roman Abramovich. Anelka wants a £40,000-a-week increase on his £80,000-a-week wages, but Gourlay is operating under huge budget restrictions.

Anelka's deal runs out in 18 months but Chelsea are refusing to offer improved terms.

It has forced the France star's advisor to consider his options and contemplate a move away from Stamford Bridge.