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Hodgson not concerned about Olsson's West Brom contract

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson says he is not too bothered than Jonas Olsson has stalled on his contract talks.

The Swedish defender comes out of contract in 18 months and will wait until the summer before deciding on his future but Hodgson is not concerned about a premature departure.

"Jonas Olsson is very happy at West Brom, that's obvious by his loyalty to the club and by the way he plays," the Baggies boss said.

"That he might harbour ambitions to move to one of the top four clubs in England, I don't think you could particularly hold that against him could you?

"We would have to accept one day that, if he played so well for us each year, that one of the top clubs in the country or abroad are tempting him and prising him away, we'll have to live with that.

"We've learned to live with all the other players we've lost in the same way over the years.

"There's always that bigger flea out there to bite you. He's had serious discussions about extending his contract, he's got 18 months to go so he's here this season and next season anyway."

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