West Brom reject offer for Olsson

West Bromwich Albion have today rejected an offer from Queens Park Rangers for giant defender Jonas Olsson.

The Premier League's bottom side offered £5 million for his services, but were immediately rebuffed in their quest for the Swedish International.

Olsson has been a key player for The Baggies this season, which has helped propel them to the lofty heights of 7th under new Manager Steve Clarke.

QPR are on a mission under Harry Redknapp to find adequate players who can help pull them out of the relegation places. The move isn't a surprising one, after the news of Vice Captain Ryan Nelsen leaving to Manage Toronto FC in the near future.

The centre half is in no rush to leave The Hawthorns after signing a new four-year contract with the club in October. However Sources close to the player have suggested he would like to move to London at some point in his career, although QPR isn't a destination which is appealing at this time.

West Brom Manager Steve Clarke confirmed at a press conference last week:

"Why would I expect to lose Jonas in January? January is the silly season," said Clarke.

"We can hang on to every single player. We don't have to sell anybody."