Odemwingie request rejected

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West Bromwich Albion have rejected a transfer request from striker Peter Odemwingie, the club’s sporting and technical 
director, Richard Garlick, has confirmed.

Odemwingie is a target for QPR, who have already had a bid of £2 million turned down by Albion during the current transfer window. Garlick stressed that the Baggies have “no need” to sell any of their players.

Garlick said: “Peter is hugely popular with our supporters and it is disappointing that he has decided to hand in a transfer request. It was immediately turned down and has done nothing to change our stance during January.

“Peter is under contract until the summer of 2014 and we have no need or desire to sell our core players. We want to keep the squad intact to enable us to build on an encouraging first six months of the season.”