West Brom looking at FC Midtjylland defender Erik Sviatchenko

HITC Sport understands that Sunderland, Aston Villa, Everton and Brentford are also keen on the Denmark international.

West Bromwich Albion are considering a bid for Denmark international defender Erik Sviatchenko, HITC Sport understands from sources close to a possible deal.

Sviatchenko is currently with Danish champions FC Midtjylland, and he was particularly impressive in their recent Europa League clash with Southampton when he was Man of the Match.

The second leg of that match takes place in Jutland later this week and a host of clubs from around Europe are due to be present.

Scottish champions Celtic have previously been linked, by the Express, whilst there is also interest in Sviatchenko - who has Ukrainian heritage - from Germany and France.

But now interest from England is mounting, and it is not only West Brom who are taking a keen interest in the centre-half.

Sunderland, Aston Villa and Everton are all understood to be keeping close tabs on him, and Brentford are also very keen.

Brentford's owner Matthew Benham also owns Midtjylland and is understood to have made it known to Sviatchenko that he would like him at Griffin Park, if a Premier League deal fails to materialise.

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