West Brom boss Steve Clarke has expressed his interest in Chelsea forward Victor Moses and admits he is concerned by the lack of transfer activity from the Midlands club this summer.
After accepting a while ago that last year's loan sensation Romelu Lukaku couldn't be tempted for another spell at the Baggies, Clarke has turned his attention to Moses who has just been made available for loan or transfer by Jose Mourinho.
Competition is fierce for the ex-Wigan striker though as Liverpool, Everton and Southampton are all believed to be on his trail.
Speaking of the situation, as reported on ESPN, Clarke said: "Moses is available to come out and he's a player we would be interested in. But I can't say I'm confident in landing him or any player at the moment.
"Time is short. I'm getting nervous and I'm concerned we've left it too late - that we won't get the players in to improve the squad. We do need some help. Scott (Sinclair) coming in was great as he gave the place a lift.
"It would be nice to get a couple of others in. It's a long way to go until January, so there will be no other solution.
"The chairman and Richard Garlick (sporting and technical director) are working hard to make things fall for us but a lot of the big targets are gone now.
"I'm a head coach - not a manager with a budget, remember. That means the club have the final say. I can make recommendations but it's down to the club to bring in players. My job is to work with the players.
"It would be nice if the club could help us with a couple of signings before the window shuts. We still need one or two in."
Despite adding Nicolas Anelka, Diego Lugano, Matej Vydra and more recently Scott Sinclair to his squad, Clarke's ambitions are high and wants to add more bodies to his squad if the Baggies want to improve on their eight placed finish last campaign.
Clarke also added that he had no qualms and doubts that Anelka, who has been on compassionate leave following the death of his agent Eric Manasse, would return to play for the club.
"It didn't cross my mind ever that Nicolas wouldn't come back," he added. "I know that had I needed to persuade Nicolas to come back, then it would be wrong. But, as soon as he walked in the door on Wednesday, I knew he was right and wanted to be part of the squad. He wants to finish his career on a high."
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