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Peace confident West Brom will convince Phillips to stay

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace says he's confident of securing Kevin Phillips to a new contract.

Stoke City, Derby, QPR and Leeds are reportedly monitoring his situation, but Albion chairman Peace is confident a deal can be struck to keep him at the club.

"It's a work in progress and we will get to a conclusion one way or the other," Peace said. "Either Kevin will go with our blessing to wherever he is going because we have had a very full negotiation, or Kevin will stay and everything is fine.

"It's a big world and Kevin can go if he wants to, but similarly he could stay and I think there is a willingness on both sides to progress it.

"We are trying to marry up the requirements of the manager and the requirements of the club and if they go together, which with Tony they are in every case, then you get players being re-signed or not.

"If there is a willingness between the football side and the financial side to do something then we will do it.

"I'm sure Kevin will get two years at quite a few places but I think Kevin is keen to play in the Premier League.

"He is very well respected here, he is popular in the dressing room, the fans like him and he is comfortable here.

"Let's see what the answer is. I don't think it will be too long in coming."

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