Nicolas Anelka has medical ahead of Juventus loan move

Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka

Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka is having a medical ahead of a loan move to Juventus.

The former Arsenal, Manchester City, Bolton and Chelsea man, 33, is reportedly set to join the Italian champions for five months.

Anelka, who left Chelsea for China in December 2011, was linked with QPR and West Ham at the end of last year.

But the much-travelled former France international is set to play for an Italian club for the first time.

Anelka scored only three goals in 22 games as Shenhua finished ninth in the 16-team Chinese Super League.

He also had a stint as player-coach following Jean Tigana's sacking.

Along with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, he was also embroiled in a dispute with the club over unpaid wages.

Anelka has cost a total of £86.8m in transfer fees during his career.