West Bromwich Albion will listen to offers for record signing Brown Ideye in this month’s transfer window.
The £10 million man has struggled for form and goals since his move from Dynamo Kiev in the summer and Newcastle, Sunderland and Hull are interested in the striker.
Head coach, Tony Pulis, is desperate to freshen up his side in the transfer window but agrees with Chairman Jeremy Peace about the need to keep the squad size down to around 22.
Brown could leave the Hawthorns on loan initially, with the option of a permanent deal.
The former Stoke boss has been linked with a swoop for Potters hitman, Peter Crouch, who is believed to be open to a move away from the Britannia.
Albion have also been linked with Blackburn Rovers’ Rudy Gestede, while former Wolves striker, Steven Fletcher, is believed to be available for the right price at Sunderland.
A deal for the Scotland international would, however, prove a divisive issue for supporters, and Crouch seems a more likely punt – if Brown can be moved out.