Former Sunderland striker Phillips, who turns 35 later this month, is holding out for a two-year contract. However West Brom are prepared to offer only one year, and Phillips could spurn the chance to play in the Barclays Premier League by stepping down to join a club in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Mowbray said: "I´m pretty sure his preferred choice would be to stay here. But, at this moment, it is unlikely he will stay here."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms