West Brom in deadlock over Liam Ridgewell

West Brom hope to resurrect their bid for defender Liam Ridgewell this week – but talks with Birmingham are currently deadlocked.

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West Brom hope to resurrect their bid for defender Liam Ridgewell this week – but talks with Birmingham are currently deadlocked.

The Baggies have yet to reach an agreement with Blues on a fee for the former Villa man and Hawthorns boss Roy Hodgson today insisted he is happy with his current defenders.

Albion have had two offers for Ridgewell rejected by the St Andrew's club but have made no fresh bid for more than a week – and the clubs remain some distance apart in negotiations.

And Hodgson insisted: "I don't think the depth of our squad is that bad.

"The reason Ridgewell became interesting to us is because he fills two positions and is a good player, so if it became possible to sign him at the price we think is the right one for him, who would say no to that?

"But I'm not sitting here thinking 'if we don't get this player or that player we're not going to be able to see ourselves through the season'. So our situation is a happy one.

"If something comes up that we think could help us either in the short term or the longer term with a transfer we would be foolish not to do it."

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