Fulham's pursuit of Jonathan Greening has sparked a war of words with West Brom.
The Cottagers' latest offer - believed to be £2.5million plus Hameur Bouazza in part-exchange - has been dismissed as 'derisory' by Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace.
Roy Hodgson has made two enquiries for Greening but the Fulham manager's bid has clearly upset the Hawthorns hierarchy.
Greening has just one year left to run on his current deal and has a new four-year agreement on the table waiting to be signed.
But it seems that West Brom owner Jeremy Peace has been upset by the approach from the Premier League club.
He said: 'Jonathan is our captain and a vital member of the squad. Therefore, we didn't give Fulham's offer a second thought. It is derisory for a player of Jonathan's talent and experience.
'We made it abundantly clear at the end of last season that, should any players leave, it will be on our terms.
'We want to keep all of our best players as we strive to gain promotion back to the Premier League. We are under no financial pressure to sell anyone.'