By Rob Jarvis

14th Jul, 2021 | 12:10pm

West Brom remain keen on Famara Diedhiou

West Brom remain keen on signing free-agent forward Famara Diedhiou this summer, according to Bristol Live.

The Baggies have already signed Matt Clarke and Alex Mowatt, with eyes now firmly set on the final third.

Diedhiou is available on a free transfer after leaving Bristol City last season, although he could still remain in the Championship.

There is plenty of interest in the Senegalese forward.

Swansea City and Middlesbrough have also been linked with a switch for the 28-year-old as the race really starts to heat up.

Diedhiou is said to have made far too excessive demands for many Championship clubs, meaning the coast could be clear for the Baggies.

With many players leaving the Hawthorns, and the potential for Sam Johnstone and Matheus Pereira to also leave, money is available.

Add parachute payments to that from Premier League relegation, and the Baggies could be in pole position for Diedhiou.

Justify it.

We don’t mind players making excessive demands for their next moves, but they have to be worth it.

Has Diedhiou proved that he will be worth big wages for the Baggies to take a punt on his services for next season in the Championship?

The striker scored eight goals last season, but he made 40 appearances – numbers that don’t exactly fill us with confidence moving forward.

Karlan Grant and Callum Robinson will be raring to get unleashed next season after a stop-start season in the Premier League, and Diedhiou may only be a rotation option.

Valerien Ismael surely won’t be able to justify paying big money for someone such as Diedhiou, who may stay on the bench – those demands need to be lowered before any movement.

In other West Brom news, New twist in the Baggies race for major signing, positive talks held – report