Report: West Brom cool interest in Andre-Pierre Gignac following bidding war

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West Brom are no longer tracking Gignac, with West Ham in a bidding war to sign him.

The Birmingham Mail have claimed that West Brom are no longer tracking Andre-Pierre Gignac, following the start of a bidding war between a host of teams vying for his services.

The 29-year-old is out-of-contract this summer following a prolific season in front of goal with Marseille, and the Baggies were the first team to official submit a contract offer to him.

They easily matched the £50,000-per-week wage demands he was asking for, which was then matched by Galatasaray, but now new clubs have entered the race to sign the French international.

Saudi Arabian champions Al Nasr have offered him a €4.5 million net wage, along with a huge signing on fee, whilst Gala can offer him Champions League football as an enticement.

Lyon are attempting to keep him in French football, and Dinamo Moscow, PSV and Inter are all keen on signing him with large wage offers.

These competitors have forced West Brom to drop out of the race to sign him, knowing that they cannot match the financial offers of their rivals for Gignac’s signature.

West Ham remain interested in signing him, knowing that they have Europa League football as an added bonus, whilst they are also more willing to shell out on Gignac’s wages.

The Baggies are now keen on targeting proven Premier League players, as Tony Pulis looks to establish them in the top half of the Premier League table.

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