The battle for West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long is intensifying.
But clubs will have to dig deep to force the Baggies into a sale, with The Hawthorns club set to demand £12million for their Irish frontman, 26.
Long has one year left on his current deal – but will stay at West Brom if his wages are brought in line with the club’s top earners – Ben Foster, Jonas Olsson, Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie – who all pocket more than £30,000 a week.
A source close to the player said: “Shane is more than happy as he gets time on the pitch.
“But does he want to be at a big club just to have the experience of being there? Or does he want to play every week? He wants the latter.”