Last Updated: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:41
Steve Clarke is being linked with a swoop to take veteran French striker Nicolas Anelka back to the Premier League with West Brom.
The Baggies chief is continuing his search for attacking reinforcements as it looks likely that want-away Peter Odemwingie will leave the Hawthorns, while last season's loan hero Romelu Lukaku is set to stay put with Chelsea this summer.
And a swoop for Anelka is being mooted as the much-travelled hitman is available on a Bosman free transfer this summer following a disappointing six-month deal at Italian giants Juventus where he only made three appearances.
Anelka also spent the previous year with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, but he has extensive Premier League experience following spells with Arsenal, Liverpool, Bolton, Manchester City and Chelsea, where he briefly worked with Clarke, who was assistant boss at Stamford Bridge, in the first half of 2008.
Anelka is the latest forward to be linked with the Baggies as Wigan's Franco Di Santo and Udinese's Matej Vydra, who scored 20 goals on loan at Watford last season, are also possible new recruits.
However, the club have reportedly dismissed weekend reports linking them with Lyon forward Jimmy Briand, Chelsea's Demba Ba and free agent Yossi Benayoun.
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