Baggies quell keeper talk
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom have cooled talk that Tomasz Kuszczak is close to joining Man United.
West Brom have cooled suggestions that Tomasz Kuszczak is close to joining Manchester United.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed earlier on Friday that the Premiership giants were 'in the process' of signing the Polish keeper.
Ferguson has moved for Kuszczak to provide back-up to Edwin van der Sar after allowing Tim Howard and Ben Foster to leave for loan spells.
But The Baggies insist the United chief has been premature in declaring that a deal is near to completion.
Chairman Jeremy Peace confirmed talks have been ongoing, but does not believe a transfer is a foregone conclusion.
Though West Brom have signed Swiss veteran Pascal Zuberbuhler, Peace insists it is not a sign that the club will definitely cash in on Kuszczak.
"We've had discussions with Manchester United about a possible transfer deal involving Tomasz Kuszczak," Peace told the club's official website.
"But absolutely nothing has been agreed.
"We've said throughout the close season that it's our intention to hold on to key members of the first-team squad and not to sell them."