Albion’s plans to sign Emmanuel Riviere could be derailed by Newcastle.
The Baggies have been in talks with Monaco for some time over a £6m deal but the player could be heading to Tyneside according to French media.
Albion were trying to negotiate a fee for the striker but reports claim that Newcastle are confident of landing him.
The 24-year-old forward has also been subject of interest from Stoke City, according to sources.
Riviere has told his agent that he does not wish to commit to any transfer until he knows whether or not Arsenal will follow through on reported interest.
But there have been no signs yet of the Gunners making a definite move for the France Under-21 international.