The 31-year-old was due to meet with Albion officials on Tuesday to discuss his remarks and could face disciplinary measures.
Clarke said: "What has happened has been unfortunate, a situation that did not have to develop.
"Peter's comments haven't helped the situation but I feel he has been really badly advised. Harry Redknapp alluded to that when he was talking about gang warfare with agents fighting to get a bit of the deal.
"There have been a number of things going on behind the scene which have turned Peter's head a little bit and that is unfortunate for us, for QPR and Peter.
"Can we keep Odemwingie? Yes, I think we can because if QPR don't come up with a bid which is acceptable to West Brom, then I don't see what the solution is.
"You can't just let a player go. The club are entitled to get a good price for Peter in this window.
"If it doesn't happen and he is here on February 1, then it becomes a different story and there are different bridges to be mended and different conversations to be had.
"I personally hope he is here on February 1 and we can look forward to have him as part of our squad for the rest of the season."