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Report: West Brom want Bournemouth star Josh King

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Report: West Brom want Bournemouth star Josh King

West Brom want Bournemouth striker Joshua King, but the Daily Mail reports that the Championship promotion-chasers feel under little pressure to sell.

The January window has become even more crucial to Sam Allardyce. The Baggies remain in the bottom three in the Premier League, and they have lost five of their last seven games.

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Of course, they have lost their last two games 5-0 and 4-0. And they have been dealt a further blow. The Daily Mail reports that Karlan Grant is set to be sidelined for five weeks with an injury.

And it appears that Allardyce is keen to bring a new striker through the door. According to the Mail, West Brom want Bournemouth star King.

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As noted by the Mail, the 28-year-old’s contract expires in the summer. But the Cherries are not looking to cash in this month.

They are reportedly willing to consider letting him go. However, they are not planning to let him go on the cheap. The Mail notes they rejected a £13 million bid from West Ham in the summer.

 

It is suggested that his value has dropped since then. But with Bournemouth in promotion contention, it is little surprise that they are not panicking about offloading the Norway international.

He would arguably be a smart signing for West Brom. He has scored 48 Premier League goals during his career.

It will be interesting however, to see whether King wants to move to the Hawthorns. If he is planning to leave Bournemouth this summer, he may have reservations about joining a club who face a big fight to stay in the top flight when the Cherries could be on their way back this season.

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