Albionâ€™s sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth has made initial contact with Rangers to try to lay the groundwork for a deal.
â€œI know that Dan and I have talked about it," said Baggies boss Roy Hodgson.
â€œDan has been in contact with Rangers, but to what extent a bid has been made, I donâ€™t know, or what bid has been made I donâ€™t know.
â€œBut, yes, Steven Naismith is a player who, when he accepted to reduce his wages, it was fairly obvious he is a player who Rangers might not be able to keep and as a result we are entitled to make an inquiry.
â€œWhether a bid has been made or turned down, I donâ€™t know, but I know Dan has asked about him."