Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom assistant manager Dave Kemp has confirmed that discussions have been held concerning the potential signing of Laurent Depoitre - although other players are being scouted this weekend.
When asked if Depoitre was a target for the Baggies, Kemp said: “Yeah he’s a name mentioned. That’s not where I’m going this weekend. If you want in our scouting room there’s a board with all the names on. We’ll be watching games all this weekend. We’ll be looking at targets identified and then we’ll go and watch them.”
West Brom have been linked with Depoitre since the January transfer window, when it became clear that the Belgian striker was planning on leaving Genk.
He was not sold in January, but as the 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at the end of the season, Genk are planning for his departure this summer.
The once-capped Belgian international was a late bloomer, but he has developed into a top striker since his move to Genk at the start of last season.
He has scored 28 goals in 79 games, winning the league title last year, and playing in the Champions League this term.
A move to England has been touted, and he will be leaving Belgium in the summer, with West Brom confirming their interest in the forward.
Kemp and Tony Pulis are set for scouting missions this weekend, with West Brom not playing, and although Depoitre has been mentioned before, they are not watching him this weekend.