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Fulham transfer news: Roy Hodgson says West Brom have not thought about signing Andy Johnson
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has rejected reports that the Baggies were looking to bring Fulham striker Andy Johnson to the Hawthorns.
There were rumours that a possible swap deal involving Johnson and Peter Odemwingie would take place at the end of the campaign.
“Peter Odemwingie is an important player for us and a player we believe in and a player we want to keep and a player who is not for sale,” said Hodgson. “We don’t welcome offers for Peter Odemwingie. He is a West Brom player at the moment and will be next season.
“We want to keep him and he is under contract. Very simple really. It is very irritating when people just out of the blue suddenly start linking us with other players.
“I presume the link with Andy Johnson is based on the fact we worked together at Fulham and it is a player I admire as a footballer. He did a great job for me but, to be fair, he is not a player we’ve actually discussed in terms of next season.”