Last Updated: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:39
Richard Garlick has said that West Brom are focusing on bolstering their forward options, with Franco Di Santo the latest to be linked.
The Baggies' sporting and technical director, who has replaced the Football Association-bound Dan Ashworth at the Hawthorns, is working hard behind the scenes to bring new faces to the club after boss Steve Clarke guided them to an impressive eighth-placed finish last term.
And Garlick confirmed that the priority is to strengthen the attacking players at the club as loan striker Romelu Lukaku has returned to Chelsea, with Peter Odemwingie and Markus Rosenberg also linked with moves away.
Jerome Thomas has joined Crystal Palace following his release, while Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zoltan Gera are out of contract at the end of the month.
Garlick said in the Birmingham Mail: "We need goals in the team and we need wide players. Priorities are strikers and wingers.
"It's silly season at the moment but we know the type of strikers we want, we've profiled them and it's now a case of matching up.
"It's a case of getting out there and getting them through the door."
Argentina international Di Santo, whose contract has expired at relegated Wigan, is the latest striker to be linked with a move to the Hawthorns in this summer's transfer window.
It's being claimed that Di Santo has held informal talks with the club and is due to have more discussions about a possible move at some stage this week.
Di Santo's former Wigan team-mate Arouna Kone has also been linked with a move to Albion along with PSV Eindhoven's Ola Toivonen, while FC Twente's 23-year-old Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli is another being mooted as a target.
Garlick claims the club's consolidation as a Premier League outfit over the past three seasons has ensured that the calibre of players looking to join them has improved greatly.
He added: "We're attracting players who in the past might not have chatted to us. Foreign players are more aware of where we are and what we've done.
"Our record and style of football is another selling point."
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