Nicolas Anelka wants to leave Chelsea.

The Mirror says Anelka wants out of Chelsea after being overlooked in favour of Fernando Torres.

The French striker, 32, joined Didier Drogba in having to make way for the £50million man as Andre Villas-Boas builds his team around the Spain international.

But while 33-year-old Drogba is negotiating a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Anelka - who has a year left on his contract - has had enough.

Villas-Boas is understood to be aware of Anelka's desire to leave the west London club, but Chelsea say the striker has not handed in a transfer request.

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