West Brom closing on Biabiany

It is being reported in Italy that West Bromwich Albion are progressing in talks for Parma star Jonathan Biabiany and could agree a deal soon.

West Brom appear to have emerged as frontrunners to sign Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany with reports in Italy stating the current situation in negotiations.

Former France Under-21 international Biabiany isn't short of admirers and he nearly signed for Sunderland this time last year before being linked with Juventus back in January.

There appear to be several interested parties for the speedy star, but Sky Sport Italia insists that West Brom are moving closer to an agreement.

It is reported that West Brom have spoken to Parma and proposed a transfer fee of around £4.7 million, which is a starting point for negotiations.

Parma would be hoping to raise more for a player who has frequently been tipped for the top but never quite fulfilled his vast potential.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia, the offer from West Brom is considerable enough for the two clubs to schedule new talks in the next few days to see if an arrangement can be reached.

Biabiany first came to Italy in 2004 when Inter saw him in action and snapped him up, initially calling him Jonathan Begora.

Like many young talents signed by top clubs, Biabiany spent a significant period being sent out on loan before he was signed by Sampdoria and then by Parma in a co-ownership deal in 2012.

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