Championship side Fulham have reportedly rejected a £15m bid from Premier League strugglers West Brom for Scotland midfielder Tom Cairney.


Only last month Cairney ​claimed that he was committed to staying with Fulham despite being "flattered" by interest from ​West Brom's Premier League rivals ​Newcastle, but that doesn't appear to have deterred Baggies manager Alan Pardew from making a move of his own.


According to a tweet from The Guardian's Deputy Sports News Editor Ed Aarons, Fulham have rejected the £15m bid for Cairney, and are determined not to sell the highly rated midfielder.

Cairney has scored 22 goals in 111 appearances for ​Fulham since joining for a fee of around £3m from Blackburn Rovers in June 2015.


The Scotsman was awarded Fulham's Player of the Season for the 2016/17 campaign, during which he was the only player in the ​Championship to both score and assist more than ten goals, and signed a new contract until 2021 in the summer.

Cairney's creativity and goal threat would be a welcome addition to a West Brom lineup that has found the net just nineteen times in the ​Premier League this season, leaving them nineteenth in the table three points adrift from safety.


The Baggies have yet to make a signing in this window, ahead of what looks set to be a dramatic run in at the bottom end of the table with just six points covering the bottom half of the table.