It’s QPR’s move! Clarke hints West Brom striker Odemwingie could leave

West Brom manager Steve Clarke says QPR must up their offer if they want to sign Peter Odemwingie before the transfer deadline

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Steve Clarke took over from Roy Hodgson at West Brom over the summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Steve Clarke says that the onus is on Queens Park Rangers to up their bid for unhappy West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie.

The Baggies have already turned down two offers for the Nigeria international from the Hoops, while Odemwingie’s transfer request was rejected last week.

The West Brom striker took to his Twitter account over the weekend to vent his frustration at being refused the chance to leave the Hawthorns.

And Clarke admits that Odemwingie can join QPR before the Thursday’s transfer deadline if the west London side meeting their asking price.

“We’ve turned down two bids from QPR and the ball’s now in their court,” said Clarke.

“We’re entitled to ask for an acceptable price. Peter’s head has been turned by some agents but if he’s still with us on Friday, then different bridges have to be mended.”

On Monday, Harry Redknapp played down QPR’s chances of singing Odemwingie, with the Hoops boss expressing is dismay at how the potential transfer had gone public.

“I don’t know [whether the transfer will go ahead],” said Redknapp.

“It’s a bit of a difficult situation for West Brom. It’s not worked out in an ideal way. The whole situation has become a bit too public really hasn’t it? I am sure West Brom are not too happy with the way it’s gone.

“We made an enquiry. The enquiry leaked out and obviously the player decided he wanted to come to London and that’s how it has worked out. I think too many people get involved in Twitter.”

Clarke revealed that Odemwingie would not be involved in West Brom’s mid-week clash against Everton.

“Odemwingie is not in the squad for tomorrow night’s game at Everton. He hasn’t trained for several days, as he looks after his wife and new born baby,” Clarke added.

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