West Bromwich Albion are chasing Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.

The People says Onuoha is set to sign for Roy Hodgson's West Brom in a £3million deal when the transfer window opens.

Onuoha is frozen out at City and ­available for sale - with boss Roberto Mancini relegating him to sub for the Carling Cup ­'reserve' team. Mancini now rates Onuoha as his fifth choice, a ­massive fall from grace for the home-grown star.

The former England Under-21 ­defender has been exiled since ­returning from Sunderland on loan, but now his agony should be over with a move to the Baggies in the New Year.