Baggies reject £2.5m Man Utd bid for Kuszczak
West Brom have rejected a £2.5million bid from Manchester United for goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
And the club will not consider selling the Polish international to the Red Devils unless they make what they deem an acceptable offer.
The Baggies have stated all summer their objective is to strengthen the first-team squad for the new season - not dismantle it.
Albion chairman Jeremy Peace said 'At this moment in time, selling Tomasz to United is not a viable option.
'It would severely weaken our squad at a time when we are trying to strengthen it for a promotion push.
'We have had numerous talks with United and have told them any deal would have to include their highly-rated young striker, Giuseppe Rossi, joining us on loan for the season.
'Although this would weaken us temporarily until we signed another keeper to compete with Pascal Zuberbuhler, it would increase our attacking options - an area we're actively looking to strengthen.
'However, United have told us Rossi will not be going out on loan this season.
'It means if we sold Tomasz to United, without Rossi coming in return, it would potentially cause us more problems without solving any - despite the receipt of cash.'
Peace admitted: 'This will come as a disappointment to Tomasz who has indicated to us he would like to join United.
'But it is the board's job to do what is best for this football club and we will not sell Tomasz unless the deal suits us.
'Because of the way this football club is structured, we are under no pressure to sell anyone. Tomasz will only be sold if it is in our interests to do so.'