Fener close in on Anelka signing

Last updated : 22 January 2005 By Ben Collins

The Turkish outfit have been in negotiations with City and the French striker and are set to finally complete the deal.

"Most of the deal is complete," their vice-president, Nihat Ozdemir, told the Daily Mail.

"There are some small problems but we're sure they can be sorted out."

Anelka has been given the all-clear by medical staff over his back and groin problems, which have prevented him from playing since the New Year's Day win over Southampton, and he remained absent for tonight's defeat at West Brom because he has missed too much training.