According to a report in the Daily Mail, West Brom are hoping to see progress in their move to sign Jonny Evans from Manchester United by the end of this week.
The Baggies have been linked with making a move for Evans for much of the summer transfer window, but with just days to go before the window closes, he remains on the books at Old Trafford.
Yet, he is far down the pecking order under head coach Louis van Gaal, and it is hard to see how he can remain at the club if first-team opportunities are not going to come about on a consistent basis.
This availability has opened up the door for his exit, and the Baggies believe that a deal can now be done to sign the 27-year-old defender in the coming days.
The report states that United valued him at £10 million when Tony Pulis enquired into Evans back in May, but the West Brom boss now believes that the Red Devils will be willing to lower their asking price to reach a compromise.
However, there is still one complication that the Baggies will need to overcome, which is the fact that Evans would prefer a move to a bigger team.
He wants to be playing in European football, something that seems an unlikely occurrence at the Hawthorns, but it is claimed that former United teammate Darren Fletcher has been attempting to convince the centre-back to make the switch to the Midlands.