Bolton manager Sam Allardyce is adamant that France striker Nicolas Anelka is not for sale.
Anelka has been linked with a move to French champions Lyon after failing to make any impression since since his move to Bolton in August.
The Frenc striker Anelka has yet to score a Premiership goal for Bolton, but Allardyce says he will not consider selling him when the transfer window opens in January.
He said: “If the president of Lyon did say he was interested in Nicolas without speaking to us, then he is out of order.
“We have had no contact with anyone about Nicolas. Even if we did, the answer would be no.
“Nicolas’ overall contribution has been very good but because we are not winning matches people are bound to make more of the fact he has not scored,” he said Thursday.
“It would be a fantastic game for Nicolas to score his first Premiership goal for us against Arsenal.
“But if he gets one it has to be the winner, otherwise it does not mean anything.”