West Brom transfer news: Baggies suffer major transfer blow as Brazil international reveals future plans

Fenerbahce's Josef de Souza (L) vies with FC Lokomotiv Moscow's Namenja Pejcinovic during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv Moscow at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, in Istanbul on February 16, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

West Brom transfer news: Baggies suffer major transfer blow as Brazil international reveals future plans

West Brom have suffered a blow in the hunt for Brazil international midfielder Josef de Souza.

The Baggies were interested in signing Souza during the summer transfer window. West Brom even struck a deal with Fenerbahce for the star midfielder however, the transfer broke down after Souza was refused a work permit.

West Brom went on sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain instead.

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The Turkish outlet SporX state that West Brom have not given up on signing Souza in January.

Per the source, the Baggies are preparing a fresh offer for the 28-year-old midfielder.

However, SporX go onto state that Josef de Souza has ruled out leaving Fenerbahce this season.

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“Certainly the news is lies and fabrications. I want to stay at Fenerbahce,” De Souza told Turkish outlet Sporx.

“I’m happy at the club, and I want to play my football here. I want to extend my contract with Fenerbahce, and become champions.”

West Brom were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle United on Tuesday evening and take on fellow relegation battlers Crystal Palace this weekend.

Fenerbahce meanwhile take on Istanbul rivals Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig.

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