James McClean has "refused to attend" a West Brom training camp
James McClean has refused to attend a training camp with West Bromwich Albion, according to the club.
West Brom are in Scotland for a training camp as they prepare for the Championship season which begins on August 4. However, they travelled north without McClean.
According to the club, and several reporters, the winger wasn't given permission to miss the trip, and he will now be disciplined.
"James McClean has failed to report without permission and will now face internal disciplinary proceedings," it reads on West Brom's website.
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McClean has been linked with a move to Stoke City over the past few weeks. Gary Rowett, the new Stoke manager, appears to be a fan of the former Sunderland winger and attempted to sign him for Derby County back in January.
According to The Express and Star newspaper, Stoke bid £4m (€4.5m) for the 29-year-old, but West Brom are holding out for a fee closer to £6m (€6.7m). McClean joined West Brom from Wigan Athletic in 2015 and has made 111 appearances for the club, scoring five goals. According to reports, he is the third Baggies player to miss a club training camp this summer.
Ben Foster and Craig Dawson refused to travel with the squad to Portugal two weeks ago. Foster has since joined Watford.