West Bromwich Albion will offer Scott Sinclair a way out of Manchester City, the
The Albion play Southampton on Saturday and Clarke is hopeful of wrapping up the deal to sign Sinclair before then, with a fee of £4m mooted following a season-long loan at the Hawthorns. City have however rejected West Brom’s initial approach, with West Brom reluctant to pay the £2m loan fee demanded by Manuel Pellegrini’s club.
Pellegrini will let Sinclair leave, the newspaper adds, but would prefer an immediate permanent move and wants a fee closer to £6m. And West Brom are not the only Premier League side chasing the former Swansea City forward, with Everton, Newcastle, Stoke, West Ham and Southampton said to be monitoring the situation.
Sinclair left Swansea for City last summer but struggled to make an impact at the Etihad Stadium, making only 15 appearances – 12 of which came as a substitute.
Clarke confirmed he hoped to have either the signing of Sinclair or Udinese forward Matej Vydra completed by the weekend, and did not rule out the possibility of snapping up both within the week. “It would be nice to think we can get one in before Saturday,” Clarke said.
“If we can get two in, it would be great. If I can get three, I would be delighted,” he added. “I know we have until September 2. At the moment I must confess I’m a bit anxious, but I’m not panicking yet. By and large the targets we’ve identified we haven’t been able to persuade to come so far. Some of them have maybe been too expensive.”
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