Report: West Brom open to signing Burnley's Sam Vokes as part of deal for Jay Rodriguez

Darren Moore the head coach

Burnley are said to have instigated fresh talks with West Bromwich Albion.

Burnley forward Sam Vokes (c) celebrates his goal with David Bardsley (l) and Aaron Lennon during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January...

West Bromwich Albion are open to signing Sam Vokes as part of a deal to take Jay Rodriguez in the opposite direction to Burnley, according to the Daily Mail's live blog (Wednesday 8th August, 11:45).

The newspaper claims Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager, has instigated fresh talks for Rodriguez and could include Vokes in his latest offer for the West Brom striker.

 

The Clarets are said to have had three offers of up to £16 million turned down by the Baggies.

But Darren Moore's side could be more inclined to part with Rodriguez if they can get Vokes in return.

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion at Oakwell Stadium on July 24, 2018 in Barnsley, England.

And according to the Daily Mail, Moore, the West Brom boss, hopes to convince the Welshman of a move to the Hawthorns amid rival interest from Middlesbrough.

The Baggies loaned Salomon Rondon to Newcastle United this week, and while Dwight Gayle arrived in exchange, Vokes could be better equipped to replace the Venezuelan's physicality.

West Bromwich Albion's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon (R) tries to make room for a cross as Newcastle United's US defender DeAndre Yedlin (L) defends during the English Premier League...

Would a swap deal suit both Burnley and West Bromwich Albion?

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