West Brom have made a renewed bid for Leicester winger Jeff Schlupp amid reports he had been removed from the champions’ squad for their Premier League opener at Hull on Saturday.
The Baggies have had two bids rejected for the 23-year-old but are understood to still be in the hunt for the player who has failed to establish himself in Claudio Ranieri’s first-choice line-up at the King Power Stadium.
The move has the blessing of Albion’s new owners, Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Limited, headed by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, and the financial package is not believed to be a problem for them.
Leicester were unavailable for comment on reports that Schlupp had been withdrawn from the squad to face Hull as a result of the renewed speculation over his future.
Schlupp, born in Germany but capped at international level by Ghana, is a product of the Foxes’ youth academy. He signed a four-year contract with Leicester in June 2015.