By George Overhill

13th Nov, 2023 | 8:10am

West Brom chase Barnsley man Callum Styles for possible January transfer with Burnley and Sheffield United interested

West Brom are in the race for Barnsley midfielder Callum Styles with a move potentially on the cards for the 23-year-old in January, according to TEAMtalk.

The outlet reported via their website on 12 November that the Hungarian international is attracting widespread interest, both at home and abroad, with Premier League duo Burnley and Sheffield United after him.

On the continent the Bundesliga’s Union Berlin, Ligue 1’s Lens, Belgian giants Anderlecht and Portuguese Champions League side Braga are also all on the “versatile” option’s case.

Styles is reportedly set to go to the Euros with Hungary next summer and already has 16 international caps, despite currently operating in League One at Oakwell.

After three seasons in the second tier with Barnsley he spent time on loan with Championship side Millwall before returning to his parent club in the third division this term.

Heated race

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As with any transfer battle at the moment there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to the chances West Brom might stand.

They can clearly point to an encouraging trajectory with Carlos Corberan in charge but, pending a long-awaited takeover getting done within weeks, are unlikely to have much in the way of a transfer budget midseason.

The off-field questions continue to rumble on in the background and are expected to be answered by the summer, but by the looks of things Styles appears likely to have been snapped up elsewhere by then.

A chance in the Premier League, or even the Champions League, is going to be tough to compete with if the Baggies make an approach this winter, but the club must think there is an outside chance if they remain in the picture despite heavy competition.

Corberan has continued to impress on meagre resources at The Hawthorns this season, notwithstanding a close 2-1 defeat to relegated Southampton on Saturday (11 November).

That sends the Albion into the international break on a downer, but has the club sitting seventh in the table, so if Styles is minded to step up one rung back to the division he is most used to West Brom is certainly a decent option still.

In other West Brom news, the Baggies also have their eye on a winter move for a “prolific” forward who is unexpectedly available already.