West Brom Reject Peter Odemwingie Transfer Request

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QPR target wants to leave The Hawthorns.

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West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has had a transfer request turned down by the club, who plan to hold onto the forward despite interest from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers.

Odemwingie has been the subject of a £2million bid from QPR, who are desperate to bring in new faces this month at aid their fight against relegation, but that bid for the 31-year-old Nigerian international was turned down.

Source: Sportinglife

Odemwingie was keen to discuss the potential move to Loftus Road and, after being denied permission to do so due to the bid being turned down, has handed in a transfer request to his current employers.

But West Brom have turned that down that request and, despite Odemwingie having only 18 months left on his contract, will not be allowing the forward to leave The Hawthorns in this transfer window.

“Peter is hugely popular with our supporters and it is disappointing that he has decided to hand in a transfer request,” West Brom’s sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said. “It was immediately turned down and has done nothing to change our stance during January.

“Peter is under contract until the summer of 2014 and we have no need or desire to sell our core players. We want to keep the squad intact to enable us to build on an encouraging first six months of the season.”

QPR have also had a £5million bid for West Brom centre-back Jonas Olsson turned down.

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