WBA Club statement:
The Club confirms it has been continuing discussions with Nicolas Anelka and his advisers as part of its own internal enquiry into the gesture he made after scoring against West Ham United on December 28.
Following the conclusion of the FA’s enquiry into the same incident, the Club had hoped to conclude its own investigations next week.
The Club notes Nicolas Anelka’s comments on Twitter and Facebook this evening (Friday). However, the club has received nothing formally regarding the termination of Nicolas Anelka’s contract from either him or his advisers.
The Club regards the release of such a statement on Social Media as highly unprofessional and will make a further statement when appropriate.