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Report: Leeds and West Ham-linked Matheus Pereira's agent in contact with unnamed English clubs

It appears that some of West Brom’s Premier League rivals have wasted little time to register an interest in reported Leeds United and West Ham target Matheus Pereira.

Pereira proved to be a shining light in the Baggies’ unsuccessful push to try and stay in the top flight.

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The 25-year-old scored 11 goals and contributed six assists. In both tallies, he provided at least double what his nearest teammate managed.

The Daily Express reported earlier this month that the likes of Leeds, West Ham and Leicester all want the Brazilian, who is set to command a fee of around £30 million.

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And it seems that at least one of his English admirers may have stepped up their interest.

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French outlet Foot Mercato is now reporting that his agent has confirmed that there has already been contact with English clubs.

The report does not make it clear which sides have made a move. However, it does also say that teams in Germany, France and Italy have also registered an interest.

TBR View: Levels of interest should be good for West Brom, but may be bad for Leeds and West Ham

West Brom will certainly welcome the amount of interest in Pereira. With a return to the Championship looming, they may well feel that his departure is largely inevitable.

So their focus will surely be on getting the best price possible.

Of course, that may not please the likes of Leeds and West Ham. A bidding war would potentially do neither side any favours.

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