West Bromwich Albion are hoping to sign Morgan Amalfitano on a permanent deal.

The Baggies reportedly agreed a £1.7million fee with Marseille when they took the French midfielder on a season-long loan and are keen to make that deal go through after his good early form at The Hawthorns.

Amalfitano's representatives and Albion are believed to be negotiating a long-term contract for the 28-year old who scored a wonderful goal in the weekend's 2-1 win over Manchester United.

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