West Brom target Anderlecht striker

Anderlecht Dieumerci MbokaniWest Brom are lining up a summer move for Anderlecht forward Dieumerci Mbokani, according to reports from The Metro.

The Baggies will have to approach next season without Romelu Lukaku, whose impressive form at The Hawthorns has led to Chelsea refusing to grant him another temporary move to the Midlands.

Steve Clarke is keen to replace the teenager, and sees Mbokani as the ideal man to fill the void left by the burly Belgian.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international has been attracting attention from a number of European clubs of late, but has recently admitted that he would jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League.

“I want to play in England and I can confirm that there is some interest at the moment,” he said.

“Let’s relax and see what happens by the end of June.”

Newly promoted Hull are also keen on the striker, but West Brom are thought to be leading the race, with Lukaku having advised Mbokani to join the Midlanders

However, Anderlecht are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of £17million for their star man, after witnessing the impact Christian Benteke – who moved to the Premier League from Belgium – has had.

Could Dieumerci Mbokani mirror the impacts of Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke?

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