Communication breakdown

Nicolas Anelka has denied saying he was on the verge of walking out over plans over to hire a new manager.

Apparently, it was all a communication breakdown.

His retraction comes after Shenhua’s owner, video-game magnate Zhu Jun, reportedly demanded threatened to fine him.

Anelka said: “This matter is perhaps caused by problems in some aspects of communication.”

Opening your mouth being the main one, Nicolas.