Report: West Bromwich Albion want Queens Park Rangers' Matt Phillips

QPR's Matt Phillips in action with Ipswich Town's Jonas Knudsen (L)

West Bromwich Albion are not taking up their option to sign Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the game

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis wants to finally close a deal for Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips this summer, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

QPR's Matt Phillips in action with Ipswich Town's Jonas Knudsen (L)

Albion have been tracking Phillips for some time, but they have been unable to get a deal over the line.

However, with QPR looking to cut costs, Phillips is likely to be made available for transfer this summer - and West Brom want to be at the front of the queue for the Scotland international.

Rangers were wanting £10 million for the 25-year-old, but they have reportedly lowered their asking price to attempt to make a sale.

Queens Park Rangers' Matt Phillips in action with Derby County's Jacob Butterfield

West Brom are now willing to do a deal, as Pulis believes Phillips will enhance his attacking ranks.

Pulis is less convinced that Sandro would be a worthwhile recruit, though.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld looks dejected after the game as Jan Vertonghen hugs West Brom's Sandro

Sandro spent the back end of last season on loan at West Brom from QPR, and the Midlands club had the option to make the move for the central midfielder permanent.

However, it seems that Sandro did not do enough to convince Pulis that he would be a good signing.

Sandro is reportedly attracting the attentions of Benfica and Porto instead.

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