Fenerbahce have reportedly agreed a fee with Manchester City for Nicolas Anelka.

The Turkish club have made Anelka their number one priority during the transfer window and are now close to securing his signature.

Anelka recently spoke of his desire to join a big club and with City still owing money to PSG they have decided to cut their losses on the controversial French striker.

Reports earlier in the week suggested that Fener were prepared to pay €4.7 million to take Anelka on an initial six-month loan, with a view to a permanent arrangement.

Anelka, who has been sidelined with a groin injury, angered boss Kevin Keegan by refusing to take a fitness test before the recent 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

Anelka joined City for £13m from Paris St Germain in June 2002 and has scored 45 goals in 103 appearances.

Anelka’s arrival at Fenerbahce could herald the departure of Dutch forward Pierre van Hooijdonk.