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The Football Association will seek to ensure Nicolas Anelka serves his 'quenelle' suspension wherever he goes next.
The 35-year-old former French international was given a five-match ban and fined £80,000 by the FA for the 'quenelle' gesture he made during his side's match against West Ham in December.
The FA will write to world governing body FIFA on Monday to ask that the five-match ban it imposed for the gesture is served by Anelka at whichever club he may choose to go to next, according to the Press Association.
The FA will also request that the punishment only be considered complete once the player has paid the £80,000 fine issued alongside the ban, and once he has completed an education course.
West Bromwich Albion have said that it "notes Nicolas Anelka is unwilling to agree to the conditions set by it which may have enabled his suspension to be lifted and for him to resume training".
West Bromwich Albion have written to Nicolas Anelka giving him "14 days’ notice of termination as required under his contract".
A statement issued by the club said: "The Club considers the conduct of Nicolas Anelka on December 28, coupled with his purported termination on Social Media this evening, to be gross misconduct."
West Bromwich Albion have released a statement saying they have not been formally told by Nicolas Anelka that he plans to quit the club with immediate effect.
Anelka announced on Twitter earlier today that he had decided to leave the club with immediate effect but West Brom say they have not been notified of this and have called his actions "highly unprofessional."
In a statement the club said:
"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 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."
Anelka was recently given a five-match ban for using the controversial 'quenelle' gesture in the 3-3 draw with West Ham in December.
Nicolas Anelka, who was recently given a five-match ban for using the controversial 'quenelle' gesture, has announced that he has left West Bromwich Albion with immediate effect.
The French striker tweeted his decision, writing in French: "Following discussions between the club and me, proposals have been made to me that I rejoined the group under certain conditions that I can not accept.
"Wishing to keep my integrity, I decided to terminate the contract binding me with West Bromwich Albion until 2014, with immediate effect," the statement concluded.