West Brom, Updated: July 22, 2016 8:30 AM
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West Brom are reportedly ready to firm up their interest in Juventus’ £20million-rated midfielder Mario Lemina.
Reports in Italy claim the Baggies are in talks with the Italian Serie A champions and the 22-year-old’s representatives after Premier League rivals Stoke tried and failed with a £17million offer earlier in the week.
It is not known if the Baggies will match Juve’s price-tag for Lemina, who only moved to the club from Marseille in a deal worth 10.5million euros earlier this summer following a successful season-long loan, but they will have to at least top Stoke’s offer.
It shows more ambition from the club in the transfer window as they prepare to make an increased £10million bid to sign Leicester starlet Jeffrey Schlupp and line up a £15million swoop for West ham forward Diafra Sakho.