The official Baggies site have confirmed that their manager Tony Mowbray has given Curtis Davies permission to talk with Villa.
Earlier reports claimed that both clubs have agreed the fee and that Curtis Davies just needed to agree personal terms and pass a medical.
However Mowbray denies this and says negotiations are ongoing - only been going on since May, give them time!
'We've given Curtis permission to speak to Aston Villa but the deal is not concluded and is ongoing. We'll wait and see if anything gets concluded. The bottom line is Curtis hasn't contributed at all for us this season and, if he goes, we'll just get on with what we've been doing.'
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