Report: West Brom bid for Nottingham Forest's Michail Antonio turned down

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Tony Pulis is looking for wide options in the January transfer window.

West Brom have been linked with a move for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio this month. Sky Sports reported on Tuesday that The Baggies were ready to make a bid for the physical wide-man, although any deal would be complicated by the fact Forest are currently in the midst of a transfer embargo.

Now The Sun have claimed that any deal for Antonio is not going to happen - he is not for sale.

They report this morning that Tony Pulis signed off on a £2 million bid for the player. However, Forest have reportedly responded to say that Antonio is not for sale at any price.

Antonio has been in impressive form since joining the club from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer. The former Reading trainee, who had a spell on loan at Southampton as a youngster, has scored 10 goals in 30 appearances for Forest since his summer arrival.

He reportedly cost the club £1.5 million, according to the BBC, so West Brom's apparent bid would not have proved much of a return on the 22-year-old talent.

West Brom currently have the likes of Saido Berahino and Stephane Sessegnon filling in on the flanks so are in need of a genuine wide man this winter. However, it looks as though Pulis will have to chalk Antonio's name from the board and start looking elsewhere.

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