However the two clubs had not agreed a fee and Odemwingie appeared on television talking about the move.
Chairman Jeremy Peace said the player must now accept that he has 18 months left on his contract, whilst Odemwingie had to face up to the ridicule of fellow professionals on Twitter.
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