Report: West Brom interested in signing Hull City’s James Chester

West Brom are keen on signing the Hull defender if the Tigers are relegated.

According to a report in the Mirror, West Brom are interested in signing James Chester this summer, if Hull are relegated to the Championship.

Tony Pulis is set to revamp his playing squad this summer, being his first pre-season in charge at the Hawthorns, and Chester, 26, has been highlighted as a key target.

It is stated that the Welsh coach is keen on Chester due to his versatility, as he is able to play at both centre-back and the right side of defence. Pulis frequently lines up teams with four central defenders along his back-line, and Chester has all the physical needs to excel under the former Stoke boss.

Hull are currently residing in the final relegation place, and on current form it looks as if they will be dropping down to the second tier, opening the door for Chester’s exit.

However, he will still not come cheap to the Baggies, if Pulis formalises his interest into a concrete offer.

The report states that the Humberside club will want no less than £3 million for Chester, making a huge profit on the fee they paid Manchester United for his services in 2011.

Pulis is keen to rebuild the squad he inherited in his own manner this summer, having taken charge of the Baggies earlier this campaign. It will be his first pre-season in charge at the Hawthorns, and Chester appears to be his first target, if the financial demands can be met.

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