HUGHES TALKS HAVE NOT RUN AGROUND YET
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hughes has been repeatedly linked with a move to bitter rivals Birmingham City, but Wile says that there has been no official bid received for the player and that he is still very much an Albion player.
"We are still looking to come to an agreement where Lee remains here. If we cannot reach that agreement, then everyone would expect us to do what is best for West Bromwich Albion, and that's what we will do," he told the club's official website.
"If somebody wants to talk to about Lee, they should ring myself or the chairman, but I would tell them that at the moment, we are still in discussions with Lee's representatives.
"The local press have tried to suggest that overtures continue to be made by Birmingham and again, I have to say, they have not.
"I would remind supporters that Lee is contracted to West Bromwich Albion for another year and that anybody wishing to express an interest in him can only do so through the official channels and not the public media."