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West Brom in talks regarding £12m Jay Rodriguez deal

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West Brom have rekindled their interest in Jay Rodriguez.

Jay Rodriguez is being hunted by Albion.

The Southampton forward is thought to be allowed to leave St Mary's this summer, and Albion are in talks with the club to hash out a £12m deal.

Tony Pulis has been tracking the England international over previous windows, and is keen to bolster his forward line this summer with Salomon Rondon and Hal Robson-Kanu the only senior strikers at The Hawthorns.

Rodriguez is on holiday until late June, which is likely to push back any official confirmation until the end of next week.

The 27-year-old began his career at Burnley, joining the Saints in 2012 for £6m.

He's scored 26 goals during his time on the south coast, but is expected to be available for the right price during the summer.

Claude Puel's departure from St Mary's could have some effect on any potential deal - whilst other Premier League clubs including Newcastle are thought to be keen.

Despite interest elsewhere, the bookmakers have Albion as firm favourites for his signature, with 1/10 odds on him joining the club this summer.

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West Brom are yet to make their first signing this summer, having lost Darren Fletcher to Stoke City.

Pulis has previously stated his desire to improve the spine of his team, and is eager to bring in a centre-back as well as a striker.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
@LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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