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West Brom in 'secret talks' for Birmingham boss Hughton

West Bromwich Albion are closing in on Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton.

The Sun says the Baggies want Hughton as their new boss after holding a series of secret interviews in London yesterday.

The decision to go for Hughton is sure to put Baggies on a collision course with Midlands rivals Birmingham who are fiercely opposed to losing their manager.

It is now likely the clubs will lock horns in a £1million compensation battle over the 53-year-old, who is currently on a 12-month rolling contract with the Blues.

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