Baggies start Palermo star talks

Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche has confirmed West Brom are in discussions over a deal to sign playmaker Franco Vazquez.

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The 27-year-old Argentine-born Italian has been the subject of interest from several Premier League clubs, with both Tottenham and West Ham also linked with a swoop to sign him.

The Baggies were mooted as a potential suitor last week but it was suggested that Palermo’s £20million asking price was proving to be a massive stumbling block.

Micciche has issued an update on the future of Vazquez, who scored eight goals and created seven assists last season, and revealed that Albion are still very much in the running to sign him.

“Our sporting director, [Rino] Foschi informed us that he’s in talks with some English clubs regarding Franco Vazquez,” he told Football Italia.

“I think WBA are among those. The discussions are moving forward. The president [Maurizio Zamparini] has established a price which is, in our view, appropriate for the player’s value.

“The more plausible idea is a sale abroad, because it’s hard for someone in Italy to meet Palermo’s demands.

“Milan? I can confirm that there were talks with Milan, but the phase Milan are going through [negotiations for a sale] is slowing things down and could be a deterrent.

“Vazquez is aware of the possibility of a move to the Premier League, and has given his availability for a transfer abroad.”

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