Baggies reject Davies demand
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Bromwich Albion have turned down Curtis Davies' request to leave the club.West Bromwich Albion have turned down Curtis Davies' request to leave the club.
The centre-half wants to join a Premier League club to boost his international ambitions after The Baggies missed out on promotion.
But West Brom are in no mood to let their captain leave, with manager Tony Mowbray confirming Davies' demand has been knocked back.
"I have had a conversation with Curtis and he's sensible enough to realise the price has got to be right for us to even consider letting him go," Mowbray told the club's official website.
"He is someone I admire as a player and a person. He's the club captain, and I would very much like him to stay at West Brom and lead the team next season.
"I've always said I only want players here who want to play for the club, but that doesn't mean to say we're going to let players walk away.
"In the past 12 months, precedents have been set whereby defenders have moved for big fees and we rate Curtis very highly."
Davies cost the club £3million from Luton Town and chairman Jeremy Peace has reiterated that it would take a big offer to tempt West Brom into selling.
Peace said: "We have already made our position quite clear.
"None of our players will leave unless we receive offers which are too good to turn down."