Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry are set to agree to forego the bonuses they were due to be paid for France’s World Cup campaign, sports minister Chantal Jouanno has confirmed.
The two strikers had been the only two members of the squad not to have done so in the face of public anger over what happened in South Africa in the summer.
“It’s been sorted out and they are set to agree,” Jouanno said as she came out of a cabinet meeting.
FFF president Fernand Duchaussoy announced last month that the 23-man France squad had agreed to forfeit their bonuses linked to the use of their image rights at the tournament in South Africa.
“A lot of them have signed, it’s moving forward,” Duchaussoy had said.
Chelsea striker Anelka is currently serving an 18-match ban after being sent home in disgrace from the World Cup following a foul-mouthed tirade at then coach Raymond Domenech leading to his teammates’ training strike.
Domenech was sacked after overseeing France’s first-round exit but Duchaussoy said the terms of his dismissal meant he was entitled to receive a bonus.
“He hasn’t received them (bonus), but we can’t use them,” added the FFF boss.