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."
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