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.
"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."