West Bromwich Albion are reportedly monitoring Chelsea’s out-of-favour defender Branislav Ivanovic’s situation and could be ready to make a loan bid for the Serbian, but face tough competition from Everton and Zenit St Petersburg.
West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, who is a prime target for Tottenham Hotspur, would be available for transfer if the Baggies receive a major transfer bid, according to the Metro.
The England international, who has scored 14 goals in 38 Premier League appearances, making him the club’s top scorer last season.
Both managers are desperate on extending their participation in one of the most prestigious cup competitions when they meet at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has got the option with his improved Nigerian forward Brown Ideye’s scoring touch but on the other side West Ham boss Sam Allardyce’s injury problems have been a major concern as the England forward Andy Carroll suffered from his knee injury during the 0-0 draw against Southampton on Wednesday night.