West Brom won't sell Dorrans

Published Add your comment

Football News

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."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

West Bromwich Albion
Graham Dorrans
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again