Can West Brom now push through move to sign Andre-Pierre Gignac following West Ham managerial appointment?

West Brom target Gignac was waiting on West Ham’s managerial appointment before deciding his future.

France Football have claimed that West Brom are leading the race to sign Gignac on a free transfer this summer, having already submitted an offer for his services.

He is said to be keen on moving to the Premier League, and although Dinamo Moscow also submitted an offer for him, the Baggies are willing to pay €5 million a year on a three year deal.

The French striker, 29, netted 23 goals in 39 games last term, but opted against extending his Marseille contract, and Tony Pulis’s men look in good stead to sign him - although they also face competition from West Ham.

The Mirror have reported on long-standing interest from the Hammers in Gignac, and the report claimed that he could push through a move to the Boleyn Ground if Marcelo Bielsa was named head coach.

Bielsa, who worked with Gignac at Marseille, got the best out of the forward, but West Ham have now confirmed the appointment of Slaven Bilic, making any potential deal unlikely.

With West Brom’s offer already on the table, and Gignac favouring a transfer to the Premier League rather than Russia, it looks as if the Baggies can push through their move to sign the prolific forward in the coming days.

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