Have Wolves damaged West Brom's reported hopes of Danny Batth signing?

West Bromwich Albion's Interim manager Darren Moore watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bomwich Albion at Old...

Championship side West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in signing Danny Batth from Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Roderick Miranda of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

After just one unsuccessful season in English football, Roderick Miranda’s career at Wolverhampton Wanderers could be over already.

The £2.5 million defender, who joined from Rio Ave last summer, has moved to Greek Superleague giants Olympiakos on a season long loan after tumbling down the pecking order at Molineux. Struggling to deal with the physicality of the British game, Miranda did not start a single Championship game in 2018.

But does this move have an impact on West Brom’s summer plans?

The Mirror (live blog, 1.31pm) reported that Wolves’ Midland neighbours were interested in signing the long-serving Molineux skipper Danny Batth, who is understood to be rated at around £4 million.

Despite agreeing a fee to sign Kyle Bartley, West Brom need another centre-back with Jonny Evans gone, Gareth McAuley released and Ahmed Hegazi likely to leave thanks to a £10 million release clause in his contract.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Danny Batth allauds supporters after the penalty shoot-out in the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

The prospect of Leeds selling fans’ favourite Pontus Jansson to a promotion rival, via Expressen, seems unlikely. So Batth appears to be a realistic target.

But with no new centre-backs arriving yet at Wolves this summer, it would be an odd decision for the Black Country side to let Batth now after already bidding farewell to Miranda.

West Brom, then, may be forced to wait patiently to see whether the likes of Alfie Mawson or Wallace end up at Molineux.

Diego Costa of Chelsea (L) and Danny Batth of Wolves (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on...

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