West Brom are unlikely to complete the signing of Jeffrey Bruma, according to the Chelsea defender's agent.
The 19-year-old was expected to leave Stamford Bridge on loan in order to build experience elsewhere.
But, with Chelsea failing in their attempt to sign Benfica's David Luiz, Carlo Ancelotti is not prepared to decrease his options at centre-back.
And Bruma's representative, Wessel Weezenberg, has admitted that it is doubtful that his client will be moving to The Hawthorns.
Weezenberg told the Express and Star: "At the moment the chances are very slim.
"Things might change but as long as Chelsea don't sign another defender then I think the chances of Jeffrey going on loan are slim.
"If Chelsea do sign someone then a loan is a definite option. Is West Brom an option? Of course."