West Brom in talks for Charlton's Zheng Zhi

"We are in discussions with West Brom and they are ongoing," he said.

"There are lots of discussions on all sides, but I don't think it's anything to do with the work permit because he's the China captain and their best player.

"I don't think there is a problem with that, it's just between ourselves and West Brom, taking into account the player's commitments as well."