Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 22:21
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Tuesday they had scrapped plans to sign French forward Nicolas Anelka.
Club director of football Eduardo Maluf indicated Mineiro had been unable to contact the former Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea veteran and would not pursue their interest in the 35-year-old.
"At no time did we manage to speak to the player," Brazilian media quoted Maluf as saying.
Mineiro, current club of veteran Brazil star Ronaldinho, confirmed to AFP the deal was off.