Fenerbahce's Josef de Souza (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Galatasaray.
The Baggies made a bid of £10.6m for the Brazilian but when the deal stalled manager Tony Pulis instead switched his attention to Grzegorz Krychowiak, who eventually joined from Paris Saint-Germain on loan.
Tony Pulis looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion.
Now the West Midlands club are preparing to try and sign the 28 year old once again as pressure continues to increase on Pulis after a poor run of results has seen the team drop to 16th in the Premier League table.
According to Turkish publication Gunes, West Brom are also keen on Trabzonspor star Okay Yokuslu, who is likely to cost around the same as Souza at £10.7m.
Both players from the Super Lig primarily operate in defensive midfield, which begs the question whether that is where Pulis really needs to improve or if it simply highlights the negative tactics he is receiving so much criticism for?
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak (L) vies with Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince during the English Premier League football match.
Along with Krychowiak, Gareth Barry was also signed over the summer to join Jake Livermore and Claudio Yacob in what is already a very defensively minded group of players in the middle of the park.
With Pulis' men having only scored nine league goals in 11 outings this season but with a relatively solid record at the back, it is arguably going forward where the Welshman instead needs to focus on improvement.