Local journalist shares update after Sky Sports claim West Brom want international striker

West Brom are not pursuing a deal to sign Charlton forward Lyle Taylor on a free transfer, according to Express & Star journalist Joseph Masi.

Sky Sports reported earlier this week that the Baggies were interested in signing the 30-year-old, who has made it clear that he is leaving Charlton at the end of June when his contract expires and is not going to see out the rest of the Championship season.

Burnley, Brentford, Rangers and Sivasspor are all reportedly keen on Taylor but it seems West Brom are not, based on this update from a local source.

Writing on the Express & Star website, Masi says that despite reports of the contrary, Albion are not interested in Taylor.

The Montserrat international has been on fire for the Addicks this season, scoring 11 goals in 22 Championship appearances.

However he has struggled with injuries and it remains to be seen how he would perform at a level higher than the Championship.

West Brom are likely to be a Premier League club next season and two of their three first-team strikers are already in their 30s.

Since Slaven Bilic arrived at The Hawthorns, him and Luke Dowling have worked hard to bring down the average age of the squad and if Albion are going to sign a striker in the summer, it will more than likely be someone who’s got Premier League experience or is someone who can be developed in the Black Country.

In other West Brom news, Filip Krovinovic has shared footage of his goal against Aston Villa.

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