Derby County have revived their interest in West Brom striker Kenneth Zohore, according to the Northern Echo.
The newspaper claims that Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock wants to sign the 26-year-old Dane but faces strong competition from Derby and Sheffield Wednesday.
Former Derby coach Kevin Phillips told West Brom News in August that the Rams were interested in signing Zohore during his stint at Pride Park.
The ex-West Brom forward said in an exclusive interview: “When I was at Derby, [Zohore] was on our radar.
“He’s a big, powerful guy. I think the player himself will want to move on because he knows he won’t play next season. He’ll just want to go and play football. I’m sure of that.”
The Telegraph reported earlier in the transfer window that the Baggies will look to sell Zohore just a year after signing him for £8million from Cardiff City.
Since joining Albion, Zohore has found first-team opportunities limited with Slaven Bilic preferring to play Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu and Callum Robinson ahead of him up front.
Zohore did score some big goals for the Baggies last season, one of which against Derby when he netted a late penalty last August to earn his side a point at Pride Park.
But there’s no denying that Zohore is expendable in the view of Bilic and Luke Dowling after just five Championship starts last term.
He couldn’t cut it in the second-tier with the Black Country club so there’s no reason to believe he could in the Premier League.