Report: Pulis wants to raid Aston Villa and Newcastle for Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett

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West Bromwich Albion are keen on Aston Villa centre back Ciaran Clark and Newcastle left back Paul Dummett.

According to The Sun, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis is keen to lure Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark and Newcastle's Paul Dummett to The Hawthorns this summer.

The Baggies ended the season with just four points from the last nine games, and whilst manager Pulis looks set to keep his job, he needs to bring in new signings to reverse the club's slide.

Most fans will want to see some more exciting attacking players brought in, but it seems that Pulis is instead looking to snap up players to improve his side's defence.

The Sun report that Pulis is keen on Aston Villa centre back Ciaran Clark and Newcastle left back Paul Dummett, and is planning to raid both relegated clubs this summer.

Republic of Ireland star Clark will be playing at Euro 2016 this summer, and it's believed that he has a £5m release clause in his contract after suffering relegation with Villa.

Having shown glimpses of quality at Villa, Pulis may feel confident that he can get some consistent performances out of the 26-year-old defender under some effective coaching.

Meanwhile, left back has been a real problem position for Pulis of late, and landing Welsh international Dummett - another player who will feature at Euro 2016 - could solve that issue.

The 24-year-old was born in Newcastle and has come up through the ranks at St. James' Park, making 23 appearances this season as the Magpies dropped down to the Championship.

Newcastle would certainly rather keep Dummett, but if he receives an offer to return to the Premier League immediately, it may be too hard to turn down.

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