Baggies reject Dorrans bid
Chairman insists Scotland international is not for sale
Last Updated: April 27, 2010 5:00pm
Dorrans: Not for sale
West Bromwich Albion insist Graham Dorrans is not for sale after turning down a big-money bid from West Ham United.
Skysports.com revealed earlier on Tuesday that the Hammers had lined up a £4million offer for Dorrans after securing their Premier League status.
Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are keen to reshape the Upton Park squad after admitting every player bar Scott Parker was up for sale and Baggies star Dorrans is at the top of their shopping list.
Dorrans has been a revelation for West Brom this season, scoring 18 goals from midfield and he has been the driving force behind the club's successful promotion to the Premier League.
The Scotland international was rewarded for his sparkling performances this season by being named in the PFA Championship team of the year.
And, ahead of the return to the top flight, West Brom have outlined their determination to keep the 22-year-old at The Hawthorns.
Chairman Jeremy Peace told the club's official website: "As I have stressed several times since we achieved promotion over two weeks ago, our aim now is to retain our core players and try to strengthen our squad around them.
"I want to make it clear again that Graham Dorrans is not for sale."