Report: Tony Pulis given decision on deal for Kevin Wimmer, could switch targets to Mamadou Sakho

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on August 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly deciding between Mamadou Sakho and Kevin Wimmer.

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.

The Baggies made it two wins from two Premier League games this season by beating Burnley 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, with Hal Robson-Kanu's goal handing West Brom a second straight 1-0 win.

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on August 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

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.

Kevin Wimmer of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

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.

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