Bolton skipper Kevin Davies has put former boss Sam Allardyce on alert at West Ham after admitting he does not know whether he has a future at the Reebok Stadium.
The 34-year-old forward has lost his first-team place as the Trotters scrap for Premier League survival.
His axe has not gone unnoticed by Allardyce who is on the hunt to sign a new striker for the Championship promotion hopefuls and is believed to be interested in the one-time England international.
Although Davies did make a goalscoring appearance in Tuesday’s FA Cup win over Macclesfield, he will be back on the bench for Saturday’s home encounter with Liverpool, when £4million man David Ngog is set to lead the Bolton attack.
Manager Owen Coyle has spoken in glowing terms about Davies over the past few days.
The Scot insists that, on top form, the former England international would be a major benefit to Bolton’s chances of avoiding relegation.
However, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, talks over an extension are yet to begin.
And Davies confirmed he faces an uncertain future.
‘I have no idea what my future will be,’ he told the Bolton Evening News.
‘Obviously I am disappointed not to be playing. But my performances haven’t been good enough to stay in the team.
‘I keep training as hard as I can and when these opportunities come along, try and do my best.
‘It’s January and there is speculation about all players out of contract. I am no different.
‘There has been nothing offered here as yet. I understand the position we are in and there are a few players out of contract.
‘In the next few weeks and months I am sure the club will make a decision on those players.’
Davies would complete a decade of service in 2013.