West Bromwich Albion are still reportedly in danger of receiving fresh bids for star duo Curtis Davies and Zoltan Gera before the August transfer window closes.
Arsenal's long-established interest in defender Davies, who has already been the subject of an offer this summer from Wigan Athletic, is expected to translate into an official bid somewhere nearer Albion's £12 million valuation if the Gunners can top up their summer fighting fund by ending the saga of Ashley Cole's move to Chelsea.
And Gera, who has seen one transfer request rejected this summer having also been a target for Wigan, has been reported back home in Hungary as remaining a frustrated figure. Albion manager Bryan Robson stonewalled all questions about the pair following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Southampton at St Mary's. But, with regard to Gera's comments, he reiterated Albion's stance.
"Zoltan's got two years left on his contract," said Robson. "And I can guarantee fans he's not going anywhere.
"Tomasz [Kuszczak] was always going to be a problem once he knew Manchester United were in for him but he will be the only movement out. Zoltan is getting on with his training and is putting plenty of effort into matches."
While Albion have another two and half weeks to sweat over Davies and Gera going the same way as Kuszczak in exiting The Hawthorns, they are more concerned with bringing bodies in, especially after Nathan Ellington's withdrawal for the second successive game with a hamstring injury.
Ellington played after just 25 minutes against Southampton, and his side's goal threat decreased dramatically without the former Wigan forward alongside John Hartson.
"It showed when Nathan went off feeling his hamstring again that I could do with a couple of strikers," said Robson. "We're a bit short up there. But we've got a couple of irons in the fire and, hopefully, there'll be some news next week.
"It would be nice to get new strikers in before the next game so we can work with them this week. But it's more important that we get them in before deadline day."
Robson confirmed that on-trial Togo World Cup striker Adekamni Olufade will not be offered a contract.