West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace says they're seeking six summer additions.
Peace spoke to local media after the main press conference for Alan Irvine's presentation.
He is looking for a further half-a-dozen players net - which could yet mean more than six signings should any leave.
Peace said: "We've got an interest (in Joleon Lescott). Things have progressed well. We're working hard, we're in contact with him and we'll see where it leads.
"We're currently on 16 so it's a net six that we'll need. But there might be a bit of tweaking. Alan needs to get out there with the players.
"We will try to be cost effective. We have to try to make our money go as far as we can but we have to be open minded to stretch our resource.
"We're not going on the basis that they can only be loans, or frees. They have to make sense from a financial and footballing point of view."
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