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.