Premier League target Franco Vazquez claims bid from West Bromwich Albion

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The forward is a reported target of Tottenham Hotspur but alleges that the Baggies have lodged an offer.

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Palermo forward Franco Vazquez may be a widely-reported target of Tottenham Hotspur, but the player himself has claimed to Gazzetta Giallorossa, via the Birmingham Mail, that it is West Bromwich Albion who have made the first bid to sign him.

The Argentinian-born Italian international has caught the eye over the last couple of years with some dazzling performances in attacking midfield.

The 27-year-old racked up eight goals and seven assists in Serie A last season, but it appears that both he and Palermo's chairman are expecting the talented star to move on this summer.

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Tottenham have been reported as the primary target by most media outlets, although top European clubs such as AS Roma have also been mentioned as potential destinations along with Chelsea.

However, in something of a surprise, Vazquez revealed to Gazzetta Giallorossi that West Brom have expressed interest and claimed that things had even progressed as far as the Baggies making an offer.

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Vazquez said: "I will leave Palermo, my future will be 100% far away from Sicily. I have no preference between Italy and the Premier League, I want to consider all offers. My agent is taking care of my future.

"I do not know if my next team will be Tottenham or Chelsea. I received an offer from West Brom that was rejected by Palermo."

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom have denied that they have gone so far as to make an official bid, although they did confirm that they are tracking the Italian.

Albion would certainly appear to be an outsider to sign the star with other more illustrious names interested, and it remains to be seen where he will ultimately be playing come next season.

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