Antonio going nowhere in January, declares Pearce
The former Sheffield Wednesday wide-man, a £1.5 million arrival from Hillsborough in the summer, has been strongly linked with a move to The Hawthorns as new boss Tony Pulis looks to beef up his squad before the January window closes.
If I got an offer of £50 million for one of our players, I couldn’t reinvest a penny of that. So the players we have are vital
But with Forest under a transfer embargo as a result of breaching Financial Fair Play rules, West Brom's interest in the 24-year-old has been knocked back.
"No [he won't be going anywhere]," said Pearce, speaking exclusively to FourFourTwo. "We’re under an embargo, so we can’t sign any players.
"If I got an offer of £50 million for one of our players, I couldn’t reinvest a penny of that. So the players we have are vital, especially the better ones.
"I’m delighted that he’s brought some speculation but he’s like everyone else: no one is for sale because we can’t reinvest the money."
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