In the transfer saga that looks set to last the whole of summer, George Thorne has again stated his desire to engineer a move away from West Bromwich Albion. After Derby County saw a second transfer bid rejected yesterday the midfielder has again handed in a transfer request at The Hawthorns.
Alan Irvine and the club have rejected the second request and are adamant they do not currently want to sell the talented midfielder. Irvine is still evaluating the squad since taking over last week and has yet to decide the players he will choose to keep. His stance on Thorne may change before the end of the transfer window as no manager wants a player at the club who is so strongly set on leaving.
The news of Thorne's second transfer request being rejected was published in today's Daily Mirror and James Nursey one of the newspaper's journalists also revealed the news on his Twitter account.
Thorne believes he should be getting first-team football at this stage of his career and his performances for The Rams last season showed that he deserves it. Derby fans are hoping they will be able to see Thorne in action at the iPro Stadium next season and he is their number one target.
Whilst Derby have been focusing their attentions on bringing players into the club they also had to reject a bid from newly promoted Burnley for Craig Bryson. The Scottish midfielder scored 16 goals last season and was named in the Sky Bet Championship's PFA Team of the Season.