West Brom not giving up on McManaman

West Bromwich Albion Head Coach Tony Pulis has insisted that the club will not give up in their attempts to sign Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman, the Daily Mail has reported.

The West Midlands club have so far seen two bids turned down for the 23-year-old, the latest of which was around £4m. McManaman came through the Wigan youth system and made his debut in May 2009 against Portsmouth. He has since gone on to score 17 goals in 108 outings, helping them to win the FA Cup in 2013.

The Championship strugglers are holding firm, but Pulis is still optimistic that a deal can be done before the end of January. He said: ‘We’ve an interest in McManaman along with one or two others. It’s got to be right for everybody. Both clubs have go to agree. It’s got to be right for the player as well.

‘If it’s not McManaman we’ve got other irons in the fire. Like a lot of things, you’d love things to drop into place straight away, but it’s often not that way.’

The former Stoke City and Crystal Palace boss went on to admit interest in Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher, while striker Georgios Samaras appears set to leave the Hawthorns and join Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal after failing to score in eight appearances since arriving in August.

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