According to The Express & Star, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has been given the decision on whether to seal a £15million deal for Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer, or chase a move for Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho.
That means that West Brom have now kept two clean sheets in their two Premier League games, but manager Pulis still appears to be keen on defensive reinforcements, whether Jonny Evans leaves or not.
Speculation in recent days has suggested that West Brom are chasing a deal for Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer, and The Express & Star now report that Pulis has been given the choice of following through with a £15million deal for the Austrian, or making a late switch to target Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho instead.
It's claimed that Pulis is a huge fan of Sakho, who is available for £30million, meaning West Brom could cash in on Evans and look to finance a deal for the Frenchman before the transfer deadline.
Yet, with other positions also needing strengthening, Pulis knows that he would still have money left to spend if he signed Wimmer to boost his defence, with the Austrian keen for first-team football having played just 15 Premier League games since joining Spurs from Koln in 2015.
With Davinson Sanchez now snapped up in a big-money move from Ajax, Wimmer has slipped even further down the pecking order, and he is widely expected to leave Tottenham this summer in pursuit of playing time elsewhere.
Whether or not his next destination is West Brom remains to be seen, with Pulis seemingly considering other options, primarily Liverpool outcast Sakho, who still has no future at Anfield despite an impressive loan spell with Crystal Palace last season, and much could also depend on Evans' future.
Would you rather see West Brom sign Sakho or Wimmer?