West Ham target Anelka in talks over Shanghai Shenhua release
The Daily Star says Anelka is preparing to cancel his contract with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua - clearing the way for his Premier League return.
French striker Anelka, 33, is a January target for West Ham.
Big Sam wants to re-sign the striker he worked with at Bolton and the Hammers boss could be about to receive a boost.
According to sources in China, Anelka has agreed to tear up his big-money two-year deal so he can become a free agent.