But for the difference of a million Pounds, Nigeria’s Osaze Odemwingie will be on his way to another club as Crystal Palace are expected to table a bid in the region of £1.5m for him but West Brom are hoping for a fee closer to £2.5m.
West Brom would also prefer to sell him overseas.
They are, however, keen to sell the Nigeria forward who fell out of favour with his club after a proposed move to Queens Park Rangers collapsed in January.
It is understood that Odemwingie’s preference would be to remain in the Premier League, with Palace representing the best chance of that happening. The Fulham manager, Martin Jol, had considered trying to bring Odemwingie to Craven Cottage but it seems unlikely that his interest will translate into a formal offer.
Palace will almost certainly have to raise their bid for Odemwingie for Albion to do business, although with the transfer in everyone’s best interests, it is likely a compromise will be reached.
Odemwingie, 31, has 12 months remaining on his contract at The Hawthorns, but has no future with Albion. He has been made to change in a separate dressing room to the rest of Albion’s first-team squad while his training is restricted to individual work, away from the rest of the players.