Marc Cucurella is NOT in the Albion squad to face Espanyol this afternoon.

The defender is understood to have submitted a transfer request amid interest in his services from Manchester City.

He had 45 minutes against Union St-Gilloise three weeks ago, then an hour at Estoril and 70 minutes at Reading last Saturday.


However, he is not in the XI to play Espanyol at the Amex this afternoon, nor does he feature among 13 subs named.

Neal Maupay, wanted by Salernitana, is among those on the bench.