West Bromwich Albion are preparing a club-record bid for Bradley Dack ahead of the January window, according to reports.

West Brom are willing to smash their club record and offer £20 million for Blackburn Rovers talisman Bradley Dack in January, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (07/10; page 60).

Dack has made a fantastic start to life in the Championship at Ewood Park. His winner against Bolton on Saturday was his sixth goal of the campaign in the league and his eighth in all competitions. He has also provided two assists for Rovers.

The Baggies made a £15 million move for Dack in the summer, according to The Sun on Sunday (07/10; page 60) and are now ready to return with a fresh offer for the attacking midfielder in the winter.

The £20 million move would, if it proves successful, see the Baggies smash their club record signing one year after the club paid £15 million for Oliver Burke – fee reported by BBC Sport.

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Should Dack be a priority for the Baggies?

West Brom go into the international break second in the Championship following their 4-1 win over Reading on Saturday. Darren Moore’s men are the top goalscorers in the league by quite some distance – Leeds are the second-highest scorers, and they have nine fewer than the Baggies.

Meanwhile, no team in the top-half of the table has conceded more goals than West Brom this season, with 17 goals let in by Sam Johnstone so far. Some may argue therefore, that Moore’s priority in January should be strengthening the defensive options.

But if £20 million does not cover the entirety of Moore’s budget, then signing Dack makes a lot of sense – if Blackburn are prepared to sell. West Brom are clearly establishing themselves as the entertainers in the division, and they may not need to worry about their defence too much at all if they add Dack to their attacking options in January.

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