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Anelka at PSG as 'a friend'



Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has welcomed former player Nicolas Anelka into the club's training camp as a friend, but has no plans to sign him, the Italian said on Thursday.

"We did not think about (signing him). I do not think there's an opportunity," Ancelotti told a news conference ahead of Friday's Ligue 1 home game against Ajaccio.

"He only asked to train. He played under me and we are friends now. I allowed him to train because of our friendship."

Former Chelsea forward Anelka, who wants to leave his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua amid reports of unpaid wages, has spent a couple of days at PSG's Camp des Loges training facility and joined the PSG squad for a warm-up on Thursday.

French media have linked the 32-year-old Anelka, who spent two years at Chelsea with Ancelotti from 2009, with several Premier League sides.

Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has welcomed former player Nicolas Anelka into the club's training camp as a friend, but has no plans to sign him, the Italian said on Thursday.

"We did not think about (signing him). I do not think there's an opportunity," Ancelotti told a news conference ahead of Friday's Ligue 1 home game against Ajaccio.

"He only asked to train. He played under me and we are friends now. I allowed him to train because of our friendship."

Former Chelsea forward Anelka, who wants to leave his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua amid reports of unpaid wages, has spent a couple of days at PSG's Camp des Loges training facility and joined the PSG squad for a warm-up on Thursday.

French media have linked the 32-year-old Anelka, who spent two years at Chelsea with Ancelotti from 2009, with several Premier League sides.

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