West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie has revealed the reason why negotiations over a new contract are taking so long, but has assured fans he loves the club and would be happy to stay.
The 30-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Baggies last summer and had an impressive debut season in the English top flight in which he scored 15 goals and helped the club to a mid-table finish.
Reports in the summer have suggested that Odemwingie wants to leave West Brom for a bigger club, and although the player himself admits that he would be tempted to join "a top team", he insists that he is not demanding bigger wages.
Odemwingie wrote on his official Twitter page: "To my dear WBA supporters . I love this club and will leave only to a TOP team which is understandable. Nothing abnormal is going.
"Contract is not signed (sic) cos of the duration of it. Figures agreed long time ago cos I know this is not real Madrid. Please be patient."
West Brom began their 2011-12 Premier League campaign on a disappointing note, as they went down 2-1 to champions Manchester United at home at the weekend.
Roy Hodgson's side travel to London to confront Chelsea on Saturday.