According to the Birmingham Mail, the Baggies are continuing to pursue a deal for Cardiff stopper David Marshall - news first brought to you by HITC Sport - as they look to bring in cover for the goalkeeping department.
Boaz Myhill will be starting the campaign as first-choice stopper, due to the injury to Ben Foster, and it was this injury that has had Tony Pulis looking around for another ‘keeper.
However, Foster yesterday showed that he is back in training, taking to his Twitter account to show off making a save.
This begs the question of how far away Foster is from getting back into competitive action, as when he does, the Baggies will have two top class goalkeepers to select from.
This means that Marshall would be arriving at the club as a good option for a month or so, before fighting it out with two other players for much of the season.
The Mail report states that Foster should be back playing by October, and considering both him and Myhill are impressive players, the signing of Marshall would limit his game-time - something he is guaranteed with Cardiff.
If Foster’s injury would have kept him out for longer, then signing Marshall would have made sense, as having two top quality goalkeepers is vital for a Premier League side.
But three are not needed, and with Foster expected back before too long, a move for Marshall would be damaging to his career, as well as the healthy competition needed in the goalkeeping department.