Report: West Brom determined to sign Matt Phillips, offer attractive exchange deal

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West Brom are hoping to land Matt Phillips before today's transfer deadline.

According to the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are hoping to land Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips - by offering two players in exchange.

The Baggies have been busy in recent days having signed goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard and centre back Jonny Evans from Manchester United, with manager Tony Pulis taking steps to improve his back line.

Now though, it seems that Pulis wants to inject some pace into his side, with QPR wide man Matt Phillips a target ahead of this evening's transfer deadline.

The Scotland international, 24, impressed for QPR last season despite their relegation straight back to the Championship, and many had expected him to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Yet with less than 24 hours to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, Phillips remains at Loftus Road - though West Brom appear determined to change that.

The Daily Mail report that West Brom have lodged a bid to sign Phillips, and it involves Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe heading to QPR in exchange.

Swedish veteran Olsson will slip down the pecking order due to Evans' arrival and may seek first team football, whilst striker Anichebe has become the forgotten man since Rickie Lambert and Salomon Rondon joined West Brom.

That deal could be very attractive to QPR, who would be getting two experienced players - who could make an impact in the Championship - in exchange for winger Phillips, who deserves another chance in the Premier League after his promising displays last season.

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