Anelka set for Juventus move

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Juventus have confirmed they are on the brink of signing Nicolas Anelka on a short-term deal.

The Italian champions are set to bring in the 33-year-old French striker until the end of the season from Shanghai Shenhua.

And Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta is convinced the move makes sense as they look to add to a squad that is still chasing trophies domestically and in Europe.

"This summer we made a significant investment to try and strengthen the group but clearly at this stage we are in an emergency situation," Marotta told Sky Italia.

"As a result, it is logical to make this signing. It should be made official in the next few days.

"We have an agreement with Anelka for five months with the possibility to sign a further deal if agreeable to both parties.

"He arrives to add another option in the position where (Sebastian) Giovinco and (Mirko) Vucinic have played a lot. Then there is also (Alessandro) Matri and (Fabio) Quagliarella."

Anelka is expected to undergo a medical on Sunday with ratification of the deal from FIFA likely to be confirmed on Monday.

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