West Brom 'reject Olsson bid'

West Brom are understood to have rejected a bid from QPR - believed to be around £5million - for defender Jonas Olsson.

Last Updated: 10/01/13 at 11:07 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Transfer Specials. Click here to bet.

Jonas Olsson: QPR target

Jonas Olsson: QPR target

Olsson only signed a new four-year contract with the Baggies in October.

The Sweden international is reported to be keen on a move to London for family reasons, but Albion have turned down the offer from Rangers.

Olsson is also understood to have reservations about any potential move to Loftus Road given their precarious position in the Barclays Premier League.

In any case, Baggies manager Steve Clarke made it clear last week he has no desire to let Olsson go during the January transfer window - and that stance has not altered.

Clarke said: "Why would I expect to lose Jonas in January? January is the silly season.

"We can hang on to every single player. We don't have to sell anybody."

Olsson has also been linked with Arsenal, amidst speculation he has a get-out clause in the contract he signed three months ago.

The 29-year-old has been one of Albion's key performers since joining them four-and-a-half years ago. His form for the Baggies has also led to him becoming a regular for his country.

The bid for Olsson comes as no surprise as QPR manager Harry Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his defence during the January transfer window.

That need has been heightened by the fact Ryan Nelsen this week agreed to become head coach of Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.

The 35-year-old has been one of the Hoops' best players this season, but admits he is "playing on glass knees and glass ankles" and is hoping to negotiate an early exit from Loftus Road.

Nelsen has now returned from Canada and trained with the west Londoners on Thursday, with talks lined up with manager Redknapp on his future.

But despite the need for reinforcements, Press Association Sport understands that the QPR boss is not after Tottenham centre-back William Gallas, contrary to reports.

Meanwhile, Robert Green has distanced himself from links to Nottingham Forest. The QPR goalkeeper has lost his starting berth to fellow summer signing Julio Cesar but told talkSPORT: "This is the first I've heard about Nottingham Forest. I don't know anything about it."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  Transfer Specials. Click here to bet.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Premier League: Peter Whittingham refusing to give up on Cardiff's survival bid

Peter Whittingham believes there is still all to play for as Cardiff City scrap to secure their Premier League status.

Premier League: David de Gea wants European football at Manchester United

David de Gea says Man United are determined to ensure that they will be competing in European competition next season.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini stands by selection

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he has no regrets about starting Vincent Kompany at Liverpool on Sunday.

Mail Box

Worried Liverpool Will Become A Selling Club

Liverpool fans in the mailbox are not too worried about sour grapes from United supporters, but one admits he's scared the Reds could end up selling their best players...

United Should Have Gone For Bruce And Hughes

A mailbox asking why United did not go for two old boys over Moyes, what Wenger's targets were for the season and whether he's had a better season than Pellegrini..?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property