West Brom reject improved QPR bid for Peter Odemwingie

31-year-old striker keen on move to Loftus Road

West Brom have turned down a second bid from QPR for striker Peter Odemwingie.

The 31-year-old has indicated his desire to move to Loftus Road during the current transfer window and had a transfer request rejected by Albion last Friday.

Rangers had an initial £2million bid turned down at the start of the January window, and it was confirmed by the midlands club today a second offer has also been rejected.

West Brom's sporting and technical director (designate) Richard Garlick said in a statement: "QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down."

Odemwingie took to Twitter over the weekend to launch several attacks on Albion after his transfer request was rejected.

It is understood he is now facing disciplinary action as a result of his actions, although the club refused to reveal what that would entail.

Albion, who also rejected a £5million bid from QPR for defender Jonas Olsson, have already said no senior players are for sale this month.

Garlick added: "As we have repeatedly stated, we have no need or desire to sell our core players.

"Since we turned down Peter's transfer request, he has made his position clear in a statement to the media and via his personal Twitter account.

"This matter will be dealt with internally."

Odemwingie again tweeted late last night: "Looked through my tweets. Deleted some. Was too much. Only excuses - home alone, dark, son and wife in hospital, frustrated."

The striker faces the possibility of being fined two weeks' wages given the strength of his outbursts over the weekend.

Odemwingie tweeted on Saturday: "I can understand the reaction of few Albion fans on my desire to leave the club. Real reason? Cos they once doubted my commitment.

"Want to know why I wanted to quit top flight football last summer earlier than I wished to? They know at the club.

"Albion fans are not the only reason, but made it easier for me to decide to stay and try my best to forget about the disappointment.

"I succeeded in doing that. But it's not getting better. Before bigger disappointment comes one day, I better leave on a good note.

"Best compliment I have ever received in my (career) as a player, manager like HR (QPR manager Harry Redknapp) spending to bring me for mission 'impossible'."

Yesterday he tweeted: "Offer came (from QPR), everybody knows. I ask club what they think ? Answer - not now. Maybe summer. I ask - or is it tactics to get more money?

"Answer- we have enough now there is no prise (price) for you. We need you.

"I say ok. What's the prise for summer? We will tell you after the window closes.

"I say - I have served the club well and deserve at least to have a prise now so I can plan my probably last move in England.

"Don't want another summer window not knowing what will happen cos now Ill have to move my little son elsewhere.

"After all I have contributed to the clubs success last two seasons I hoped to at least get a low prise. Answer - talk later.

"Last season January window is when I should have handed in transfer request. Was one foot in Rubin Kazan - not for sale. Fulham. Not for sale. Newcastle. Not for sale. Wigan. Not for sale.

"Loyalty left 70 percent. the rest they stole out of my pocket thinking I was keeping money in there."

PA

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