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"If Nicolas wants to write articles about this football club and his situation then he has got to realise that in this country the press are going to pick out the bits they want and they will highlight them,'' Keegan told the club's official website.
"When a player starts to say that he wants to go to a big club, that alienates fans as Manchester City is a big club.
"I know we are not in the Champions League but he was brought in here to help us try to do that.
"Instead of writing articles that is what he should concentrate on, getting on the pitch and scoring the goals that will take us there.
"That is what he is paid to do. He signed a six-year contract here and he has still three years left.
"That is why some of the fans are upset. I feel the same way. But they know that Nicolas is a top-class player."
"If a bid comes in for Nicolas then, after speaking to the board, I will speak to Kevin Keegan," stated Wardle.
"I wouldn't expect a manager to say 'yes' to that but, if there was a bid of substance worth taking, then I would talk to the board and I would put the reasons why to Kevin.
"We still owe some money for Nicolas, so it would have to be well above that figure, obviously.
"There's no bid on the table at present.
Manchester City have refuted claims that they have fielded an enquiry from Barcelona for Nicolas Anelka.
The Spanish giants are chasing a striker during January's transfer window and Anelka's name appears to have shot to the top of their list.
Anelka's eligibility for European football makes him a viable option for Barca, who are chasing a replacement for the injured Henrik Larsson.
Reports in Spain suggested Barcelona had contacted City to discuss the pacey French forward's potential availability.