Football - Tamas must wait on new deal

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas has been told he will have to wait until the summer to find out if he is to be offered a new deal.

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The Romania international is in the final year of his contract but Albion have the option of a 12-month extension in their favour.

Albion have already opened contract talks with centre-back Gareth McAuley and striker Shane Long and Tamas indicated last week that he wants to remain at The Hawthorns for the rest of his career.

However, head coach Steve Clarke said: "Gabby is one of a number of players where we will probably look at the situation at the end of the season.

"For now, there are no talks with Gabby. We have talks ongoing with one or two players just now - but you can't talk to everyone at the same time.

"Gabby will be addressed at the end of the season."

Pressed on the futures of McAuley and Long, Clarke said: "We are still talking. Richard Garlick [Albion's technical director] went to Ireland to speak to one of Shane's advisors but I don't know how it went because I haven't spoken to him."

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