Baggies join Benteke chase
West Brom have joined the race to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool.
The Baggies need to rebuild their strike-force with Saido Berahino expected to leave, and Benteke is under consideration.
The forward will be allowed to leave Anfield, although Liverpool are keen on recouping as much of the £32.5million they paid Aston Villa last year meaning any deal will break Albion's transfer record.
Crystal Palace are also interested in the 25-year-old, who scored nine goals in 14 league starts last season but has fallen down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.
Albion pulled the plug on a record £15million deal for West Ham's Diafra Sakho last week after it became clear he would not be fit enough until September.
The Baggies want to line up a new signing before allowing Berahino to leave with the club having accepted it is time to cash in on the former England Under-21 international. Palace also want Berahino, with an offer of £20million plus add-ons on the table, with Stoke having offered a £20million package for the 23-year-old.
Albion are happy to let defender James Chester go having accepted an offer from Aston Villa.