West Brom boss Tony Mowbray says they won't break the bank to boost his squad.

"We're a club that has no debt whatsoever and won't go into debt," said Mowbray.

"Yet Portsmouth announced this week they made a £16.6million loss last year when they won the FA Cup.

"I would suggest that's because they buy players who cost money.

"My chairman would say, 'Go ask the fans of Leeds United and Nottingham Forest what's the best way'.

"As a coach I want the best players on the pitch, but it's not down to me to put the club in jeopardy.

"The fans care passionately about the club and there's always a balance to strike between carrying a huge debt and having better players on the pitch."