West Brom won't sell Dorrans

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Roberto Di Matteo watched star midfielder Graham Dorrans salvage West Brom's promotion party and then issued another hands-off warning to any rival Barclays Premier League teams interested in acquiring his services.

The Scotland midfielder, who has attracted high praise for an excellent first full season in English football, secured a 1-1 draw with Barnsley with virtually the last kick of the game. Dorrans was the subject of a £4million bid from West Ham on Tuesday, which was swiftly rebuffed by Albion chairman Jeremy Peace.

And with the Hammers rumoured to be preparing an increased offer, Di Matteo said: "We're not looking to sell, we don't have to. He's our player. We've always emphasised that we don't want to lose any of our players. We don't have to sell any players. I'd like to keep the core of our team."

Di Matteo signed a one-year rolling contract when he first arrived at The Hawthorns last summer, and a new deal is a formality this summer.

The Albion boss added: "I don't think that will change, I'll sit down with the chairman but I don't see a problem."

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