Nicolas Anelka is Exit-Bound
Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka (R) challenges KRC Genk's Kevin De Bruyne during their Champions League Group E match at Stamford Bridge in London. Reuters

New reports suggest that London-based Premier League club, Tottenham, is interested in signing French striker, Nicolas Anelka, who currently plays for rivals Chelsea.

Tottenham Hotspurs' manager, Harry Redknapp, previously revealed that he was interested in bringing the player to White Hart Lane and that he has not yet given up on a player who, by all accounts is resigned to leaving his current club and may, in fact, sign for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, when his contract with Chelsea expires at the end of this season.

Anelka, 32, who finished last season as Chelsea's top scorer in all competitions, still believes he has a lot to offer the team. However, current boss Andre Villas-Boas has made very little use of the Frenchman this season.

As a consequence, the much-traveled Anelka is struggling to find his place in a team with Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Didier Drogba, Daniel Sturridge and Salomon Kalou among the attacking options available and feels he would rather move to a new club than fight for his place in an overcrowded Chelsea team.

Redknapp admitted he hasn't sent a scout to monitor the player as yet but said it didn't mean he was not interested, according to a Caughtoffside report.