Nicolas Anelka's absence from Bolton's victory over Tranmere Rovers yesterday has heightened speculation over the Frenchman's future.

The Mail on Sunday says Anelka, who is the subject of a big bid from West Ham, was left out of Bolton's win at Tranmere. His future has been uncertain since boss Sammy Lee said he would consider all reasonable offers for the Frenchman.

Bolton left it late before beating their League One hosts. Ricardo Vaz Te scored the only goal in the 83rd minute.