The top five players linked with West Brom this week including Patrick Bamford and Rod Fanni

West Brom - The Hawthorns

The latest players linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion include a young Chelsea striker, a defender, a winger and two Frenchmen.

West Bromwich Albion had a season of two halves, struggling under former manager Alan Irvine before impressing once Tony Pulis took control at the Hawthorns.

The summer may be upon us, but that does not mean the Baggies boss will put his feet up and reflect on a job well done. In contrast Pulis is likely to be working hard behind the scenes to sign the players that can help West Brom even further up the table next season.

Here we take a look at the top five players linked with West Brom in the last seven days:

Matt Phillips

According to a recent report from the Birmingham Mail, West Brom have made Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips their top target this summer.

The 24-year-old impressed for the recently-relegated side, setting up seven goals to suggest he could be a very effective option for Pulis on the wing if he arrives.

Tyrone Mings

The Birmingham Mail also claims West Brom are interested in signing Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings.

The 21-year-old reportedly has a £6million price-tag and plenty of top-flight suitors so it would be something of a coup if the Baggies get their man.

Rod Fanni

Prior to the weekend, a report from Foot Marseille claimed West Brom had joined the race to sign 33-year-old defender Rod Fanni on a free transfer.

The Frenchman has played 116 games for Marseille and Pulis's side is said to be one of eight clubs to have registered their interest so far.

Patrick Bamford

Following his wonderful loan spell at Middlesbrough last season it is no surprise that Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford is attracting interest from across the country.

The Birmingham Mail claims West Brom are one such club, tracking the availability of a player who could allegedly be sold for around £8million this summer.

Andre-Pierre Gignac

And finally, it may have been too good to be true in hindsight, but that did not stop West Brom from being linked with an audacious move for France international Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The 29-year-old has scored 130 club goals in his career to date but according to a report from the Express & Star, the free agent looks set to move – somewhat surprisingly – to Mexican side Tigres.

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