Nicolas Anelka signs with Chelsea for another year

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Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has put pen to paper on a new one-year extension to his contract just days after being sent home from the World Cup.

The 31-year-old was sensationally sent home by a French Football Federation disciplinary committee following a dressing-room bust-up with coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat against Mexico.

But Anelka forgot his international worries to pen a new deal, which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2012.

"When I first came to Chelsea I wanted to stay much longer than what I did in the past with other clubs," he told the club's official website.

"It is a big club, you play with big players and I like this club, I like London.

"There is no need to move anymore and so I am very glad to sign a new contract and I know we will play in big games and win titles. I am very glad."

Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti added: "Nicolas is a fantastic player who has good technical qualities and movement.

"When I was coach at Juventus I wanted to buy him, so it is good now he has signed for me and I think Chelsea is his home.

"I look forward to working with him for one year more."

Anelka has scored 42 goals for Chelsea in 123 games since arriving from Bolton Wanderers in January 2008.

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