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Diouf demands Bolton crunch talks

El Hadji Diouf is considering his options at Bolton Wanderers after being left out of Sammy Lee's squad for the opening day defeat to Newcastle United.

Diouf said: "I want to talk with the chairman and the manager because I want everything to be clear in my head.

"The best thing is for him to show me he has confidence. If he tells me he has confidence, I do well. If I don't see that, I don't think I can stay here.

"They decided I wasn't playing, though, and that was it.

"I respect the boss and his decision and I am here for the time being.

"I was surprised a lot by the decision but I respect everything about the boss."

Diouf could offer no assurances he will still be with the club at the end of the month.

He added: "It is not difficult for me to deal with the speculation but I'm just saying today I am here, maybe tomorrow I am not here."

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