Last Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:06
West Brom have approached Udinese over a deal to sign forward Matej Vydra, who is reportedly keen on a move to the Hawthorns.
The 21-year-old is a wanted man after scoring 20 goals for Championship side Watford while on a season-long loan last year.
The Hornets wanted to sign the player once more, be it on a loan or permanent basis, but their failure to clinch promotion in the play-off final means they are unlikely to conclude a deal.
Udinese are keen to keep the player in Italy next season, but Vydra is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League.
That has sparked interest from a number of top-flight clubs, including West Ham, Sunderland and Swansea, though West Brom appear to be leading the race for the Czech Republic international's signature.
Baggies boss Steve Clarke is keen to add a creative forward player this summer to partner veteran Nicolas Anelka, who joined on a free transfer last month.
"West Brom have made a bid and they interest Matej," Vydra's representative was quoted as saying in the Birmingham Mail. "He is focused on Udinese but West Brom are a club he would like to join.
"We have heard good things about Steve Clarke from other players. And West Brom are clearly a club going places."
Should a move for Vydra fail then Manchester City's Scott Sinclair and Lille's Salomon Kalou are two other names linked with a move to the Hawthorns.
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