Gary Megson has insisted he is not worried by El-Hadji Diouf's apparent desire to leave Bolton.
Diouf was quoted in the Senegalese press this week as saying that he would move on even if Bolton avoided relegation.
Megson is refusing to make an issue of the comments as he admits Diouf may not be at the Reebok Stadium next season.
The Bolton boss is staying focused on his side's relegation battle and the crucial clash at Aston Villa on Saturday.
"I spoke to Dioufy on Thursday and it's no big deal," said Megson. "You don't know what the future holds and nobody knows what's going to happen.
"Dioufy says some things - it got back to me what he said - but he's a terrific lad and a good player.
"We want to try and keep him for the rest of the season, playing as well as he is at the moment.
No big deal
"I don't know if he'll still be here next season but I don't make a big deal of it because it's not a big deal.
"The big deal is that we are in the bottom three and four points adrift."
Megson recently revealed that Abdoulaye Meite had refused to play the second half of Bolton's game with Manchester United, while Ivan Campo's reaction to being substituted against Manchester City also led to media reports of unrest.
But Megson said: "All the stuff surrounding Abou (Meite), El-Hadji and Campo coming off the pitch with a face on him are nothing.
"But when you are in the position we're in, it becomes a big thing.
"Campo came off with a face on - and I can fully understand that - but Michael Ballack also did that weekend and yet I didn't see one little thing about that.
"It comes to the fore when things aren't going particularly well."