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Ahmed Hegazi could leave West Bromwich Albion imminently with a move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad on the cards, according to Middle Eastern publication Okaz.

It is no coincidence that the Baggies kept their first clean sheet of the season as soon as Slaven Bilic included the experienced Egyptian in his starting XI for the first time since promotion.

Alongside debutant Branislav Ivanovic, 29-year-old Hegazi produced a solid and commanding performance as West Brom claimed a useful point at home to Burnley.

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So you would imagine that, after their most convincing defensive display of the campaign so far, the newly-promoted side will be doing their level best to stop Hegazi walking out the door.

Reports from the Middle East claim that the 29-year-old is a target for Al Hilal, although it is rivals Al-Ittihad who are currently leading the chase for his signature.

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The Saudi Arabian transfer window does not close until Sunday.

Everton winger Bernard is potentially on his way too, with Al Hilal making a £6 million bid for the Brazilian’s services (Goal).

Hegazi, who joined West Brom for a permanent fee of £4 million after an impressive loan spell at The Hawthorns, has another two years remaining on his contract.

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