Stoke City have joined West Brom in the chase for the signature of Everton striker Victor Anichebe, according to the Daily Mail.
West Brom have already had a £3.5m bid turned down for the powerful frontman and now it seems likely they will return with an improved offer. However, Stoke appear to have entered the race late on and will now battle head-to-head with the Baggies for his signature.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke has already added to his squad with the loan signing of Morgan Amalfitano from Marseille, and with the club sitting at the bottom of the Premier League, new faces are needed.
"I hope there will be some good news for the supporters, we all need good news...even I need some good news. I need some players in forward areas that can give us a bit of quality so we create chances," he said.
Anichebe has found himself on the fringes of the Everton first-team fold this season, despite featuring regularly for David Moyes last season. He doesn't seem to feature in Roberto Martinez's plans and may be willing to seek first-team opportunities away from the club with whom he has spent his entire professional career.
If Stoke to manage to pip West Brom to the signing of Anichebe, that will surely spell the end of the road for Cameron Jerome at the Britannia Stadium. Wigan and Reading are said to be keeping a close eye on his situation.
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