Albion's resolve to retain Curtis Davies at The Hawthorns is set to be tested once again as Portsmouth have publicly entered the race for his signature, writes Ian Clarkson.
Harry Redknapp confirmed he was interested in the England Under-21 international, whilst Albion turned down a £3.5 million bid from Tottenham last month.
Newcastle and Arsenal are also tracking Davies whilst Tottenham are still keen on securing the services of the talented centre-half with an increased offer likely within the next month.
Nevertheless Redknapp, who is believed to have been handed substantial funds by club co-owner Alexander Gaydamak, admitted Davies was a possible addition to his squad.
He said: "He is a young player with great potential."
Albion manager Bryan Robson has made it clear that Davies will not be leaving The Hawthorns for a penny less than his market value.
"The only way your temptation is tested is if you get a realistic offer.
"It [the Spurs bid] was a nonsense bid as far as I was concerned," he said.
"It is because you have been relegated and people think they can pinch players. That's not the case as this club is financially secure enough for that not to happen."