West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has admitted interest in Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka.

Former Chelsea forward Anelka has recently been linked with a move back to the Barclays Premier League.

"It could interest me, of course it could," Allardyce said.

"It would be of interest if that is a possibility financially for us and he wanted to come. I have had no conversations with Nicolas' agent or anything like that at this time."