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Koumas won't ask for move
15 Jun 2007 - 14:51:12
West Brom midfielder Jason Koumas' agent insists his client will not hand in a transfer request, despite being linked with a host of Premiership clubs.
The Wales international has already attracted interest from Birmingham City and Fulham this summer while Celtic and Everton are also being linked with the 27-year-old former Tranmere Rovers star.
But Koumas' agent Peter McIntosh said: "Jason is away on holiday so he certainly won't be slapping in a transfer request.
"It would never happen anyway. Jason had his difficulties with the club in the past, but that was all forgiven last summer and since then his relationship with West Brom and chairman Jeremy Peace and manager Tony Mowbray has gone from strength to strength.
"He's happy at West Brom but he's made no secret of the fact that he wants to play in the Premier League.
"But if West Brom say he's not going anywhere, he won't be going anywhere and will report back for pre-season with the rest of the squad.
"The bottom line is Jason is under contract at West Brom for two more years, so until West Brom accept a bid for Jason we will stay in the background and wait to see what happens.
"Once they have accepted a bid and given Jason Koumas permission to speak to clubs, that is where we will come in and get involved."