TALKS about the possible transfer of Derby County target George Thorne are happening between the Rams and West Bromwich Albion, the latter has confirmed.
Midfielder Thorne, 21, has already had two transfer requests rejected by Albion but Derby remain keen to
It comes after the impact he made during a loan spell last season.
The latest development means the 21-year-old will not travel with the Albion squad to the US for their pre-season training camp.
Albion manager Alan Irvine said: "The club are in talks with Derby about George and, while those negotiations continue, it makes sense for him to remain at home.
"However, if no agreement is reached, George will be flown out to join the rest of the group in the US."