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Anelka's new club cancels his contract after no-show

Anelka's new club cancels his contract after no-show
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The much-travelled French striker Nicolas Anelka has not seen fit to make the trip to his new Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in time to sign his contract, so the club has cancelled it and is reportedly considering filing a complaint about his behaviour to Fifa.

Atletico had already heavily marketed Anelka in their bid for the Copa Libertadores championship, playing alongside his former PSG teammate Ronaldhino, and claim this was his third no-show, offering excuses instead of attendance. His agent says Anelka was on a religious visit to Kuwait.

The 35-year-old striker has been without a club since West Brom in England fired him in March following a five-match suspension for a racially aggravated goal celebration.