Clarke: Long not for sale

BY foxsports • July 29, 2012

But Clarke admitted that Albion have rejected a bid - believed to be from Blackburn - for another Republic of Ireland international forward in Simon Cox. Long has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move back to his former club Reading. But Clarke said: "There has been nothing regarding Shaun. There have been no bids and he is not for sale. His future is with us 100%." Cox has struggled to win a first team place at The Hawthorns in the face of competition from the likes of Long, Peter Odemwingie and Marc-Antoine Fortune. He was left out of the squad for yesterday's friendly at Barnsley. Clarke said: "A club has put a bid in for him. It wasn't accepted but Simon didn't feel he was quite right to play."