Nicolas Anelka has announced he knows his next club as he prepares to leave Chelsea.

Anelka will now leave in next month's transfer window, although he has yet to reveal his destination.

In a statement on his official website, Anelka said: "I've known for a little while where I'll be on January 2.

"The club, which is going through a difficult time, has decided to work with Chelsea's players of the future and, as I am a good professional, I have accepted this."