Midlands latest: West Brom looking to break transfer record; No Villa offer for Ferdinand

We bring you news that Aston Villa did not make an offer for Rio Ferdinand and why David Moyes will not be in charge at The Hawthorns next season.

We bring you all the biggest stories to break involving the clubs in the Midlands over the last 24 hours.

1) Aston Villa didn’t offer Rio Ferdinand a contract

Aston Villa have confirmed that they did make an enquiry for Rio Ferdinand, but did not offer him a contract, after rumours surfaced that the England international turned them down.

According to the Express and Star, the Villans were interested in bringing the experienced centre-back to Villa Park, but never actually made a formal offer for his services.

2) West Brom want Yura Movsisyan

West Bromwich Albion are looking to smash their club record transfer and sign Yura Movsisyan from Spartak Moscow.

TalkSPORT are reporting that the Baggies are keen on making the Armenian international their marquee summer signing as they look to make additions to the squad up front.

They will only make a move for the striker if Youssouf Mulumbu leaves the club, though, as they need the funds from his sale to afford the £9 million fee.

3) David Moyes will not be the next West Brom manager

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is not interested in becoming the Baggies next manager.

Moyes had been linked with taking the hot-seat at The Hawthorns, but says that he would prefer his next move to be abroad.

'I have had a couple of opportunities to go back in and chosen not to do anything just now', he revealed. 'I would like somewhere that would give me a chance of being in the Champions League or a club that has ambitions of being in the Champions League.

'It could be at home or abroad. I have always liked the thought of broadening my horizons and learning a bit more and at the moment I am quite comfortable watching and learning. I will go away and learn and look again to see what is happening'.

4) Wolves make final bid for Harry Maguire

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a ‘take it or leave it’ offer to Sheffield United for their prized defender Harry Maguire.

The Birmingham Mail reports that Wolves have increased their offer for the young prospect to £2m after seeing their first two bids rejected, and that this will be their final attempt to sign the powerful centre-back.

5) Ryan Shawcross wants England call

Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross says that he is determined to feature for England again.

Shawcross has admitted he has not heard from Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson since making his debut in 2012, but has not given up hope of playing for his country again.

He said to Sky Sports: 'I thought if I had a good season, which I thought I had, I would have a chance but this time it wasn't to be.

'It is a target of mine to get back in the squad, so hopefully if I can play well enough I can make it impossible for him to not pick me. That's my mission for next year and hopefully I can get back into that squad'.

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