West Brom have rejected an approach from Championship rivals Crystal Palace to sign Craig Beattie on loan.
Beattie enjoyed a productive loan spell at Palace last season, scoring five goals in 15 appearances before finishing the campaign with Sheffield United.
Eagles boss Neil Warnock was keen to bring the Scotland international back to Selhurst Park and was hoping to sign the 25-year-old on a season-long loan. However, he has revealed that West Brom are only willing to sell Beattie, with Palace unable to afford a permanent deal.
"We have spoken to West Brom about the prospect of bringing Craig back here, but they said they would only do a permanent deal and we can't afford that," Warnock told the Croydon Advertiser.
Meanwhile, Warnock insists that Nick Carle is part of his plans after reports claiming that South Korean side FC Seoul made an approach to sign the Australian midfielder on loan.
He added: "A club have come in for Nick but we don't want to let him go. He is part of our plans here."
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