West Brom are not giving up on a move for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, manager Tony Pulis has intimated.

Pulis said that he has accepted nothing with Gibson so far, when asked whether his pursuit of the defender was over.

It has been claimed that Gibson is looking to secure a transfer to the English top-flight, with West Brom heavily linked.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Pulis said this:

I haven’t accepted nothing with Gibson.

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If we’re doing business with Middlesbrough we’ll do it through those channels.

The report claims that West Brom have had two offers rejected for the defender, with the second being a club-record £20m.

Gibson’s uncle, Steve, is the owner of Middlesbrough and wants to keep his nephew in Teeside to return to the Premier League next season.

Tony Pulis is looking to add more options to his defence for next season, having already signed Ahmed Hegazi on a season-long loan earlier this month.

Despite Middlesbrough’s relegation, Gibson impressed at the heart of the defence and has even been called up by England at senior level.

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