Man United and Chelsea battle for £20 million duo !

Man United are set to make a bid for Bolton hitman Nicolas Anelka in the January transfer window according to reports in today's papers. But it is thought that Chelsea will be putting the Premier League champions under pressure as they also have been linked with the Frenchman.

Anelka has clearly rediscovered the form which saw him perform so well for Arsenal all those years ago, so it is no surprise that league contenders such as the above are interested in the 28 year old. Anelka is clearly out of place in the poor Bolton side of this season and I think a move to Chelsea, where there is less competition for places, more so than United would better his career.

United could also make a move for fellow-Bolton man Jussi Jaaskelainen in January after reports in The Times rumoured the keeper with a move out of Bolton. However I don't think that the Finnish international will get his place ahead of United's first choice, Edwin Van Der Sar. For this reason I think that his rumoured move to Villa would be a better option for the Bolton shot stopper.

It is thought that United or Chelsea will have to pay up to £15 million for Anelka and that the Manchester club will have to possible £5 million for Jaaskelainen.