Vultures circle for West Brom duo as pair anger club by missing tour

Date published: Thursday 28th June 2018 7:17

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West Brom are ready to punish Ben Foster and Craig Dawson after the pair refused to join the Baggies’ pre-season trip to Portugal, according to Press Association Sport.

Goalkeeper Foster and defender Dawson will be dealt with internally by Albion for declining to join the squad.

The Baggies jetted to Portugal on Tuesday and will return on Sunday without the duo.

There has been interest in both players and the Midlands club are not prepared to accept anything less than £20million for Dawson.

He and Jay Rodriguez were the subject of a double £25million bid from Burnley, which was rejected, this month.

West Ham and Manchester City are reportedly interested in Foster, with the Baggies braced for bids for their players following relegation from the Premier League.

Foster, who arrived from Birmingham in 2012, has made 184 appearances for West Brom while defender Dawson joined from Rochdale in 2010.

It is the first major issue new boss Darren Moore must deal with after his appointment as full-time manager last month, and he is likely to fine Foster and Dawson.

He failed to stop the Baggies dropping into the Sky Bet Championship but won May’s Premier League manager of the month and finished with three wins, two draws and one defeat from his six games.

Burnley are likely to return with another offer for Rodriguez, while Nacer Chadli and Salomon Rondon can leave for £17million and £16.5million respectively thanks to relegation release clauses in their contracts.

Skipper Jonny Evans has already left to join Leicester for a cut-price £3million while Stoke are keen on James McClean.

 

 

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