Report: West Bromwich Albion prepare increased bid for Leicester City utility man Jeffrey Schlupp

Sunderland's Adam Matthews in action with Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp

The Baggies have reportedly seen a £9 million offer turned down for the Foxes star.

Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates with Ahmed Musa after scoring the second goal for LeicesterSchlupp celebrates pre-season goal with new boy Ahmed Musa

West Bromwich Albion are considering an improved bid for Leicester City utility man Jeffrey Schlupp, the Sun reports (Thursday edition, page 53).

The Baggies are said to have had a £9 million offer turned down for Schlupp, who is being lined up to fix Tony Pulis' problem left-back position.

West Brom manager Tony PulisPulis is short of natural left-back options

Wingers Chris Brunt and James McClean were often forced to play out of position last season, along with centre-backs Jonny Evans and James Chester.

West Brom have also been linked with a £5 million move for Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor (Birmingham Mail), however, they are seemingly intent on landing Schlupp instead.

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorLeeds' Taylor has a year left on his contract

According to the Sun, the Baggies will offer an extra £1 million for the versatile Ghanaian, who can also play as a winger and began his career up front.

Schlupp made 24 appearances last season, en route to the Premier League title, and was directly involved in four of the Foxes' 68 league goals.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas in action with Leicester City's Jeffrey SchluppSchlupp attempts to tackle Everton's Kevin Mirallas

However, only 14 of those outings came as a starter, and the Hamburg-native is likely to play second fiddle to Christian Fuchs again this coming campaign.


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