West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is seeking a reunion with Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka. The Daily Star says the Hammers have already entered talks with the striker who is unhappy after failing to settle in at his new club.

Anelka, 33, played under boss Sam Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers and is keen to end his spell in China, despite the lucrative £250,000-a-week deal he signed in January.

The former Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea star is also in a pay-wrangle with Shenhua.