Ballack in talks to join ex-Chelsea pal Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua

Bayer Leverkusen star Michael Ballack is set to join former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua.

Bayer Leverkusen star Michael Ballack is set to join former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua.

The 35-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer and Bayer Leverkusen are prepared to negotiate a fee with the mega-rich Chinese club.

Anelka ended a three-year stint with Chelsea earlier this month after agreeing to join Shenhua in a two-year deal worth a staggering £175,000-a-week.

And Ballack could soon link up with his former team-mate despite a move to the MLS being mooted in the summer.

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