HEAD COACH Steve Clarke believes West Brom's wantaway striker Peter Odemwingie could still be at the club next season.
Odemwingie unleashed a bitter Twitter rant against the Baggies during January after they rejected his transfer request.
The Nigeria international then turned up at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day without permission from West Brom, only for a possible move to QPR to fall through.
Odemwingie, who has 15 months left on his current contract, hinted that he would look to leave The Hawthorns during the summer.
But when asked if Odemwingie could have a future with West Brom beyond the summer, Clarke said: "Yes, why not? Things happen and then life moves on.
"That's the world. It happens in life and in sport. There is a possibility, yes, and Peter is under contract for another year.
"It is not a conversation I've had with Peter. He is still trying to get back into the team."
When asked if Odemwingie's desire to leave had been expressed in the heat of the moment, Clarke said: "That's a question for Peter really. It is not one for me."
Clarke also admitted there "is a chance" Albion could turn left-back Goran Popov's loan move into a permanent deal.
Popov will return to the squad for tomorrow's home game against Swansea after serving a three-game ban for the red card he was shown after spitting at Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.
Albion have an option to sign Popov if they desire.