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Blackburn boss Allardyce would love to work again with Chelsea ace Anelka

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce would love to work again with Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka.

Allardyce paid Fenerbahce £8million for the much-travelled striker in August 2006 - but then could not turn Chelsea's £15m bid 16 months later.

He said: "What I would give for a Nicolas Anelka in my side. I'd finish easily eighth or better because he'd easily score me 15 goals or more.

"He's a master at finishing and his ratio of chances taken is outstanding. For me, he's the best finisher I've worked with."

"Michael Owen was very good, but unfortunately he wasn't fit for long enough at Newcastle to show me."

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