Clarke wants Anelka clarity
West Brom boss Steve Clarke is to speak with Nicolas Anelka in an effort to determine what his future holds for the striker.
Anelka is contemplating retirement following the death of his agent.
He has been granted compassionate leave by the Baggies as he weighs up his options, but they are eager to know where he stands.
Were Anelka to hang up his boots, Clarke would be left with little time in which to find cover for a vastly-experienced striker before the summer transfer window closes.
The Baggies manager told the Express and Star: "I'm conscious that time is short and it's something I will be trying to address today (Wednesday).
"We have to arrange a meeting as quickly as we can to get it sorted. I have to sit down and speak to Nicolas.
"We have to get in touch with him or he has to get in touch with us to see how he is and where he's at.
"As quickly as possible, we need to have that chat."