West Brom clearly need a striker before starting the Premier League campaign at the beginning of September.

Both Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu hit double figures in the Championship, but with age against them, there are strong question marks surrounding their ability for the top-flight.

One name that has popped up is Fenerbahce’s Vedat Muriqi. The Kosovan international is reportedly the Baggies’ top target this summer.

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There will clearly be a lot of competition for the 26-year-old though. Muriqi scored 15 goals in the Turkish League last season.

Tutto Mercato have reported on their website that Lazio have a strong interest in Muriqi. It is suggested that their director, Igli Tare, is in Istanbul to negotiate a deal.

Lazio have already offered £13.5million with £2.7million in bonuses on the table, with Fenerbahce holding out for £18million.

The one positive is that bid has been rejected, the negative is that Muriqi will need to be sold – no matter where because of financial fair play.

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Lazio clearly have more to spend than the Baggies, and that could see their top striker target potentially moving away from their grasp.

An example of their financial power is that they are confident of securing David Silva after he departed Manchester City [Sky Sports].

Silva was on £220,000-per-week at the Etihad Stadium according to Spotrac, and that highlights the different league that West Brom are in.

Retired executive Mark Jenkins has recently commented on the Baggies plans in the window, claiming that they may need to sell before bringing players in – not a great sign.

The financial power of Lazio could see the Baggies miss out on Muriqi, and they may need to look elsewhere quickly.

In other West Brom news, a report has shared how the Albion voted in a recent Premier League meeting for the 20/21 season

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