Saido Berahino has officially informed West Brom he intends to see out the final year of his contract at The Hawthorns, report the Daily Mail.
Berahino is a target for Crystal Palace and Stoke, with both understood to have tabled offers in the region of £20m, but the Baggies are yet to sanction a transfer for the striker.
One of the most protracted transfer sagas in recent years looks set to drag after it emerged England U21 international Berahino had opted against pushing through a transfer this summer.
The development opens up the possibility of West Brom losing Berahino for nothing during the summer of 2017.
Berahino can sign a potentially lucrative pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from January; and it is understood clubs from Spain and Germany have already expressed an interest.