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West Ham fail with third bid for Graham Dorrans

Graham Dorrans
Dorrans was a revelation for West Bromwich Albion in the Championship

West Bromwich Albion have rejected a third offer from West Ham for highly rated midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Albion, who have already turned down two West Ham offers of about £4m for the 23-year-old, have now rejected a £5m bid "out of hand".

"I have personally told West Ham they are wasting their time," said West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace.

Dorrans scored 17 goals for the Baggies last term as they were promoted back to the Premier League.

The Scotland international signed a new four-and-a-half year contract in January, with the option of a 12-month extension.


His performances last season were recognised by the Professional Footballers' Association when he was named in their Championship team of the year.

Peace added: "Details of a third bid from West Ham for Graham Dorrans have been leaked to the media.

"This offer is completely unwelcome and, like West Ham's previous two bids, it has been rejected out of hand.

"Graham is not for sale - to West Ham or any other club. I cannot make myself any clearer on this subject.

"As far as we are concerned, that is the end of the matter."

The chairman added that Dorrans was getting on with pre-season training and the club were expecting him to be an integral part of their upcoming Premier League season.

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see also
West Ham bid for Dorrans rejected
27 Apr 10 |  West Brom
Dorrans ready for Hawthorns test
27 Oct 09 |  West Brom
Dorrans signs new West Brom deal
04 Jan 10 |  West Brom
West Brom agree deal for Dorrans
31 Jan 08 |  Livingston

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