West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is all set to make Robert Snodgrass his first signing at the Hawthorns.
The Telegraph claim that the Baggies boss “is working on a number of short-term deals” this month, but Snodgrass will be the first.
The former Leeds winger has fallen out of favour at West Ham. The 33-year-old has played just four minutes of Premier League action this season,
The Scottish winger’s contract is up in the summer and he is deemed surplus to requirements by David Moyes.
Allardyce is understood to have offered Snodgrass a permanent deal. That would allow Allardyce a remaining loan slot for another signing,
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher joined the Baggies on a season-long loan in September.
Sky Sports claim their is rival Premier League interest in Snodgrass, but WBA are in pole position.
Allardyce has admitted he needs new recruits at the club. Although he forced a creditable 1-1 draw at Liverpool in his second match in charge, West Brom’s three home games under the new boss have gone disastrously.
They lost 3-0 to Aston Villa, were thrashed 5-0 by Leeds and also caved in 4-0 against Arsenal.
It means the Baggies have scored just one goal under Allardyce, advancing their paltry tally in the Premier League to just 11.
With West Brom six points from safety, the club need to act quickly.
Meanwhile, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf via Voetbal Primeur West Ham are keen on Ajax forward Lassina Traore.
The 19-year-old is also interesting Wolves after starring for the Dutch side.
Traore has scored eight goals and earned eight assists in just 16 games for the Dutch giants.
He did hit five of those in Ajax’s 13-0 thrashing of VVV-Venlo in October.