West Brom will not lose on-loan striker Dwight Gayle to the Chinese Super League this season.
The Express and Star reports that Newcastle do not have the option to recall the striker during the January window, so he will remain a West Brom player until the summer at least.
It had been claimed that Chinese clubs were preparing big-money offers for Gayle, who could earn something in the region of £200,000-a-week playing in the Chinese Super League.
The move abroad has been a popular one among players in the latter stages of their careers, but it would certainly come as a surprise for Gayle to jump ship as he bids for promotion with West Brom.
Gayle’s impressive start to the season, which has seen him net three goals and register a further three assists, has clearly not gone unnoticed.
The striker only joined West Brom over the summer on loan from Newcastle, as part of the deal to take Salomon Rondon to the Premier League.