Albion boss Steve Clarke today told Championship suitors that Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino will not be leaving The Hawthorns just yet.
The Baggies head coach revealed second-tier clubs are queuing up to sign the pair on short-term deals.
But Clarke says both defender Dawson, who has attracted interest from Bolton and Middlesbrough, and striker Berahino – a Birmingham target – are part of his plans.
Clarke said: “Everybody in the Championship would take Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino.
“But they’re not going out because I like them and they’re in my plans. For the foreseeable future they’re not going out.
“That can change but, at the moment, there are no plans to let either out.
“We have been inundated with calls for both of them.”
Meanwhile, Clarke hopes striker Shane Long can make his comeback from a knee injury in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie at home to Arsenal.
The Ireland international has not figured since his proposed deadline-day move to Hull collapsed when the Tigers tried to renegotiate the deal.
But Clarke said the striker, who is still in talks over a new contract, has put the end of the transfer window behind him.
“There was nothing to resolve,” said Clarke.
“His response has been perfect in training. He’s a total professional and a really good guy.
“The injury is not very serious.
“He got a kick towards the end of the Ireland game and came off with 10 minutes to go and I said last week he would be doubtful for this week.
“He is still doubtful and I don’t think he will make it but, fingers crossed, he should be ready for the game at Old Trafford if not the midweek game in the Capital One Cup.
“I don’t do contracts but I know that Shane has spoken to Richard Garlick (sporting and technical director). Whether they spoke about contracts or something else I couldn’t tell you.”