West Bromwich Albion insist Olsson is not for sale


Jonas Olsson is staying at West Bromwich Albion, insists Steve Clarke.

As clubs look to strengthen their squads during the January transfer window, the Sweden international has been linked with a host of Premier League rivals. Tottenham Hotspur have been credited with an interest in the defender in the past, whilst more recently, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers have been linked.

Indeed, the latter tabled an offer of £5million for Olsson on Thursday, which was turned down by the Baggies. Clarke insists the 29-year-old will remain at the Hawthorns, but admits there is a buyout clause in his contract which could see him join one of six unnamed clubs at the end of the current season.

“I can confirm a bid has been turned down and I don't encourage any more bids, because Jonas is not for sale,” said the Albion manager. "I have spoken to Jonas and he says he is loving the football here, he is enjoying the position we are in, and he is looking forward to the rest of the season.

"He will remain a West Brom player and we don't have to sell anyone. He is not for sale, so there is no figure which is reasonable. There is a clause in Jonas' contract which comes into play during the summer. There are six clubs that can invoke that."

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