West Brom desperate to retain Dorrans

Promotion-winners West Bromwich Albion are desperate to retain 22-year old striker Graham Dorrans.

The club have already warned off potential buyers, including West Ham who put in an offer of £4million earlier this week, by valuing him at £22million.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace is determined to keep the Scotland international at The Hawthorns so they can make a positive go at their return to the top flight.

"I want to make it clear again that Graham Dorrans is not for sale. As I have stressed several times since we achieved promotion just over two weeks ago our aim now is to retain our core players and try to strengthen the squad,” said Peace.

Dorrans admitted he was happy at West Brom and was delighted to win promotion with the club he joined from Livingston two years ago.

“We will have to wait and see but I am contracted here, so why not?'" he said. "I want to play in the Premier League and we've got there now so I want to give it a bash.

"It's a great club and I knew that from the moment I came.

"Everybody wanted to get back up to erase the memory of last season and thankfully we've done that at the first attempt. The season on the whole has been great for me. I've loved it.”