West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic has revealed he is open to signing another striker in the January transfer window, with Dwight Gayle remaining a prime target.
The Baggies failed in their pursuit of Gayle over the summer as they looked to complete a permanent deal after an incredibly successful season-long loan spell which saw the striker bag 24 goals and end the season as the club's top scorer.
Newcastle value the Englishman between £15m and £20m and with 18 months left on his contract were unwilling to budge on that figure over the summer.
However, a serious calf injury has seen the 28-year-old sidelined since the Magpies' pre-season tour of China, and might open the door for a potential departure in January.
On the prospect of making signings in January, with quotes carried by the Shields Gazette, Bilic said:
“Now, every few days someone calls about those players and I say ‘look, we are full’.
“We are okay. Now, for this moment we are having a few players who can’t make the squad. With the new signings, I’m telling the agents and the people who are calling, I’m saying ‘listen: give us the player, so we can check him’.
“If there was a one off situation, if it’s a young player and we can use him, then okay - we’d consider it, but basically we are okay until January.”
West Brom currently sit fourth in the Championship remaining unbeaten after their opening six games. West Ham loanee Grady Diangana is the club's top scorer so far this season, bagging three goals in four games.
Source : 90min