Report: Anderlecht lower asking price for West Brom target Dennis Praet

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West Brom have been linked with making a move for Dennis Praet.

The Birmingham Mail claimed earlier this month that the Baggies were attempting to complete a deal for Dennis Praet, and a new report in Het Nieuwsblad claims that the club may have been handed a boost in the race to sign him.

Originally, Anderlecht valued their star man Praet at roughly £10.5 million, a fee which West Brom were unwilling to pay. The Belgian club have no need to sell, having just made a healthy profit on the sales of Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle.

However, the report states that RSCA are looking to bring in Mbark Boussoufa from Lokomotiv Moscow, and that they could finance that deal by selling Praet.

This means that tentative moves are being made by the club to announce his availability on the transfer market, with the report claiming that Anderlecht are willing to settle for a lower fee.

It is claimed that if an offer of £7 million is submitted for Praet, then talks will certainly be opened between Anderlecht and the buying club. Praet is also said to have held talks with the Anderlecht management in a bid to reduce his asking price, as he is open to a move abroad.

This should mean West Brom start to formalise their interest in Praet, with the new asking price far below what the attacking midfielder is actually worth.

If a deal can be completed for £7 million, the Baggies may just be securing one of the best future stars of European football for a budget fee.

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