Free agent Bakary Sako is currently in talks with West Bromwich Albion over a potential move to the club, according to local Midlands paper, Express & Star.
After turning down the opportunity to renew his contract at Wolves due to high wage demands (rumoured to be £80,000-a-week), personal terms have again been a stumbling block in the early stages of discussions with West Brom.
Demands by the Mali international have limited the 27-year-old’s options, however, manager Tony Pulis is keen for a deal to be done in order to boost his side’s limited striking options.
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So far this summer Albion have made just one signing, James McClean from Wigan Athletic for £1.5 million.
The Republic of Ireland international did show his ability to play up front when required during his time at the Latics, yet Pulis will be hoping for a much more prolific man to be leading the line.
Sako finished as Wolves’ joint top goalscorer during the 2014-15 campaign and was also named in the Championship Team of the Year. Nevertheless, his Wolves side narrowly missed out on a play-off spot previously bouncing back at the first attempt from relegation to League One.
West Brom are also leading the chase alongside Stoke City for Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamedy, according to the Mail Online. The 27-year-old Egyptian is said to be available for a reduced price of £3 million following his club’s relegation to the Championship.
Wolves are close to offloading Michael Jacobs after a bid from Wigan was accepted on Saturday. Jacobs will be announced by his new club once personal terms have been agreed.
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