West Brom are still in the market for a striker with less than two weeks remaining in the summer transfer window.
The Baggies main target is Huddersfield forward Karlan Grant, with the pursuit of the 22-year-old ongoing for the last month.
The budget at the Hawthorns isn’t massive, and with the Terriers demanding £16million for their striker, the Albion may need to get creative in how they structure a deal.
Grant has yet to be involved for Huddersfield this season, with the Championship forward wanting to seal a move to the Hawthorns and the Premier League.
Terriers boss Carlos Corberan has responded to the reports linking his star man with a move to West Brom, and has claimed that everyone is in the “same situation”.
“I think the situation with Karlan Grant is the same situation: he continues being in the club with the possibility to move out of the club,” he told Yorkshire Live.
“I think this is one situation that we need to analyse when the market is closed and we’ve seen what happens with him.
“He’s in the club, and if he continues training and comes back to training with the group and starts to be part of the group it would be great to have his support.
“But now the situation is the same situation. We’re in like a standby situation with him to see what his future will be.”
Despite the window closing in less than two weeks, it appears the Baggies are no closer to a breakthrough in this one.
Slaven Bilic admitted on Thursday that Filip Krovinovic should seal a loan switch back to the Hawthorns before the end of this week, and that should free up everyone to concentrate on this deal.
Luke Dowling will be trying to get the best deal possible, but he will know that he will need to split up payments across seasons and in add-ons if the Albion are to meet the £16million asking price.
It is clear that West Brom need a striker, and it appears that Huddersfield and Corberan are sitting and waiting for someone to come and get Grant.
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