West Bromwich Albion are keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio, after QPR refused to lower their £10 million valuation of top target Matt Phillips. Albion are willing to pay up to £7 million for the winger but QPR have dug their heels in on their valuation.
Sources close to the club have revealed that the Baggies are looking elsewhere and are now considering alternative options; one of the alternatives that has been spoken about is 25-year-old Antonio, the winger was in impressive form for Nottingham Forest last season notching up 14 goals and 12 assists in the Championship.
Tony Pulis is keen to strengthen the wide areas, and with Sebastian Blanco set to complete his move away in the coming days the Albion manager will surely be looking to bring a replacement winger in before the start of the new campaign.
The Baggies are also thought to be keeping tabs on 18 year-old wonder kid Breel Embolo; but Pulis must act swiftly as the player is being heavily linked with a number of Europe's top clubs, including the likes of Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
The Hammers have shown their ambition in the window so far completing the £10.7 million signing of Former Marseille and France international midfielder Dimitri Payet.
Breel Embolo is understood to be valued at £10 million and it seems hard to believe that West Bromwich Albion would be willing to match that valuation. Basel are not in a rush to sell their star man and sources close to the club have made it clear they will not sell the striker unless the valuation is met.