West Brom have rejected a #4million bid from Wigan for midfielder Jason Koumas.
It is the second bid turned down for Koumas in the space of 24 hours by the Baggies.
Birmingham offered a joint package of #5million for Koumas and last season’s leading scorer Diomansy Kamara which was also not looked upon favourably.
Albion’s rejection of the Latics offer could also end the interest of Everton who are understood not to be willing to pay more than #4million.
There has been speculation about Koumas’ future ever since West Brom lost the Coca-Cola Championship play-off final to Derby a fortnight ago.
The 27-year-old, who is keen to return to playing Barclays Premiership football, said he would take a break before deciding on his future.
But Albion have made it clear that they are unwilling to allow any of their star players leave on the cheap.
Meanwhile Odense left-winger Jonas Borring - a possible replacement for Koumas - has emerged as a target for Albion manager Tony Mowbray.
Borring came to Mowbray’s attention when playing against his former club Hibernian in the Intertoto Cup.
There has been no official bid by the Baggies but Borring would cost around #1.5million.