Danny Ings has been linked with a January move to West Brom.
The out-of-favour former Burnley striker looks set to be shipped out on loan in the window, and Albion are favourites to make a play for him.
The Telegraph have today reported that Albion will be interested should he become available.
West Brom boss Alan Pardew was credited with an interest in highly sought after striker Ings while manager of Newcastle United a few years ago, but he eventually joined Liverpool from Burnley in 2015.
Now it seems Pardew could rekindle his interest.
Ings, 25, has only played once for the Reds this season in the Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester City.
West Bromwich Albion will tonight run the rule over Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boayke.
Albion scouts will be in Serbia tonight as Belgrade take on Cologne in the Europa League.
The Daily Mail reports today that Albion will be joined by scouts of of Chelsea and Everton who are also eyeing a move for the 24-year-old.
The reason for the interest is clear, he has scored 14 goals in 13 games for the Serbian side this season.
Here’s what we know about the striker
- He has had five clubs in total in terms, Genoa, Juventus, Atalanta, Latina, and Red Star.
- He has also had a number of loan spells at Sassuolo, Elche, Roda JC, Latina, and Red Star.
- His loan spell at Red Star saw him net 12 goals in 16 games and that was the catalyst for his permanent deal.
- Career goals currently stand at 78 in 218 appearances.
- He has scored six times for Ghana in 12 appearances.
- Bankruptcy for Latina meant that Red Star signed him on a free transfer.
- He is 6ft 1in
Alan Pardew would not have picked West Brom as his next project if he didn’t believe there was enough quality at the club to beat the drop.
After 11 months out of the game, Pardew answered the call from the Baggies board following the dismissal of Tony Pulis.
Pardew was encouraged by the endeavour of his new players in Saturday’s draw with Crystal Palace – the club that relieved him of his duties last year.
The result did, however, extend Albion’s winless run to 13 games, for only the third time in the Premier League era.
It also kept West Brom 17th in the table – just one win clear of Palace and West Ham United in the drop zone.
But the display was, for Pardew, further evidence there is enough ability within the playing staff for West Brom to move away from trouble.
“I wouldn’t come if I didn’t think the team was good enough to stay in the division,” he said.
“Of course we’ve got to prove it.
“We showed signs, with a lot of big players missing, that were really encouraging.
“It would’ve been lovely to get the three points. We haven’t got them.
“We’ve got to keep fighting for that first win, because I think that’s going to be important to us that it comes sooner rather than later.”
Roy Hodgson, Pardew’s opposite number on Saturday, also feels West Brom have enough talent to move clear of danger.
So much so, he doesn’t even consider Albion as direct rivals.
“I don’t see them really as relegation candidates,” Hodgson said of his former club.
“I think there are teams further up the table who come May might find themselves in a more difficult position than West Bromwich Albion.
“The club has real quality players.
“And an experienced manager who I am sure will get on well with the players and help them out.”
Hodgson is still revered by Albion fans for steering the club away from the bottom three in the 2010/11 campaign and then to tenth the following season.
Hence the reception he received from both sets of fans at The Hawthorns.
“I had a year and a half here, a very good year and a half,” he said.
“I had terrific backing from everybody, the club, the players were fantastic and the supporters were fantastic.
“It is nice when you come back that people remember, although six or seven years have gone by, that this guy once worked with us, we liked him and he did a good job.
“They showed that and in this difficult world of football we find ourselves in you take every little pat on the back you can.
“It was unusual to get both sets of fans applauding you.”