West Brom linked with Anderlecht striker

Anderlecht Dieumerci MbokaniWest Brom are reportedly considering making a summer move for Anderlecht’s Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

It is understood that the Baggies have held a long-standing interest in the former Monaco and Wolfsburg forward and are considering making a move this summer.

Mbokani is keen on a move to the Premier League but West Brom could be put off by Anderlecht’s valuation.

Anderlecht chairman Roger Vanden Stock said: “We have agreed Mbokani can leave in June, but only for the right price.

“English clubs have seen what [Aston Villa’s] Christian Benteke is capable of, and they know that Dieu is even better. He can be one of the best strikers in Europe, so I think the fee would be closer to 20 million euros than 10.”

Baggies boss Steve Clarke is set to sign at least one new striker in the summer with Romelu Lukaku expected to return to Chelsea ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, although if the Blues do agree to another loan deal West Brom are considered the frontrunners to secure his services.

Striker Peter Odemwingie is also expected to depart in the summer following a fall-out with the club over a failed move to QPR in January, which will leave Clarke light on options in attack.

West Brom have been linked with Vitesse Arnhem forward Wilfried Bony, the top scorer in the Eredivisie this season, but will face competition from across Europe for the highly-rated Ivorian.

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