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Irvine confident of Gamboa deal

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine is confident of winning a Football Association work permit appeal hearing for Cristian Gamboa.

We're not in control, it's out of our hands, but I think it would be amazing if we didn't get this one over the line," said Irvine on the club's official website.

Cristian has played just over 70 per cent of the games for his country, but they've factored into those figures a non-Fifa ranked tournament which his club (Rosenborg) stopped him going to.

They kept Cristian back to play in some league games.

– West Brom head coach Alan Irvine

Baggies close on Davidson

Jason Davidson
Jason Davidson played in the World Cup. Credit: PA

West Brom appear poised to finally conclude a move for Australia left-back Jason Davidson.

The Baggies have had to wait patiently for the 23-year-old to resolve a contract dispute with Dutch Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo.

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Foster pens new Baggies deal

Ben Foster
Ben Foster is staying at The Hawthorns. Credit: PA

England goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a new four-year deal with West Brom, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Baggies permanently in 2012, also has an option for a further 12 months and is now effectively tied to the Hawthorns outfit until 2019.

Foster has just returned from the World Cup where he won his eighth cap in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica.

Derby sign George Thorne from West Brom

George Thorne
George Thorne. Credit: PA

Derby have signed midfielder George Thorne from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the Rams having helped them reach the Championship play-off final last season while on loan.

Derby boss Steve McClaren told the club website: "We're really pleased that George Thorne has joined us on a permanent basis.

"I am sure the fans will be delighted to welcome him back and we're equally pleased that he sees Derby County as the right place for him at this point of his career.

"It's taken a lot of hard work for us to get to this stage but I think it says a lot about where we are at as a club that we've been able to bring someone like George in permanently."

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Baggies in talks over Thorne sale

West Brom have confirmed they are in discussions with Derby over the possible sale of George Thorne.

Albion are due to fly out to America on Thursday for a pre-season training camp in California, but Thorne will remain in the Midlands while talks between the two clubs take place.

If a deal can not be agreed then the midfielder will link up with the rest of Alan Irvine's squad at a later date.

New Baggies deal for Dorrans

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans has signed a new three-year contract at The Hawthorns, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

A 12-month option on Dorrans' previous deal had already been activated by Albion this summer and he has now put pen to paper on fresh terms that commit him to the Baggies until 2017.

West Brom seal Baird transfer

West Brom have announced the signing of defender Chris Baird on a one-year contract.

The versatile 32-year-old was available on a free transfer after the expiry of a short-term deal at newly-promoted Burnley.

The Northern Ireland international is the Baggies' third signing of the summer after Joleon Lescott and Craig Gardner.

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