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West Brom to make striker signing this week

West Brom are expected to make a striker signing this week.

The Express & Star says Huddersfield hitman Karlan Grant remains their number one target with Watford duo Troy Deeney and Andre Gray alternatives.

But the Baggies are not pursuing a move for Bournemouth's Josh King who is believed to be seeking £90,000 per week – what the Cherries paid him in the Premier League.

It is believed the Terriers are asking for between £16million and £18million for Grant who scored 19 goals for them last season despite their struggles in the Championship.

With money tight at The Hawthorns, Albion are hoping to negotiate a deal that would see them initially sign the 23-year-old on loan.

The deal would then give Albion the option to purchase the player for a set-price at any time, or they would be obligated to buy him if they retain their Premier League status for a second year.

Head coach Slaven Bilic and sporting director Luke Dowling both see Grant as the final piece of the jigsaw for Albion this window.

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