Nicolas Anelka is set to return to West Brom's training ground today to hold talks over his Albion future. 

The veteran journeyman has been on compassionate leave since last week after the death of his good friend and agent, Eric Manasse. 

Anelka was hit hard by the news and doubts circulated over the 34-year-old Frenchman's footballing future as a result with the player himself writing on Facebook:  "It is with great sadness that I just learned the death of Mr Eric Manasseh. Upset by the news of mourning which strikes his family and relatives, Eric will leave a great void in our lives.

"I can't find the words to express my immense sorrow, and I wanted to give all my condolences to family Manasseh after this tragic loss."

However, reports today in the Birmingham Mail, suggest that by being back on the club's premises, Anelka is seeking a resolution to his future. 

Speaking about the situation after his side's convincing 3-0 win over Newport County in the Capital One Cup last night, Baggies boss Steve Clarke said: “I am conscious that time is short.

“We need a meeting to get it sorted. I will sit down and speak to him.

"We have to find out where he’s at, what he wants to do."

Anelka has enjoyed a successful career so far, scoring goals at every club he's been at, promoting himself as a deadly finisher.

This reputation he has achieved looked likely to continue at The Hawthorns as he scored seven goals in an impressive pre-season. 

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