According to The Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion could consider a move for former Watford hitman Odion Ighalo.
The Nigerian marksman left the Hornets to join Chinese outfit Changchun Yatai for £20 million (The Mirror) 12 months ago, but Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that the 28-year-old is open to a return to the Premier League before the transfer window shuts.
The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that Pardew is interested in signing West Ham United's Diafra Sakho, who is available for around £10 million.
But The Birmingham Mail has claimed this morning that West Brom might yet consider a swoop for Ighalo, whose contract with Yatai runs out in 2020.
The African forward, who has 15 goals in 27 games this season, proved himself a hit during the 2015-16 campaign by racking up 15 Premier League goals in 36 outings, though only managed to score once in 18 top-flight marches last term prior to his big-money switch to Asia.
Pardew's side are 19th in the table, four points adrift of safety with 16 games left.