West Brom eye shock Man United raid

New West Brom boss Tony Pulis is eyeing a surprise transfer move for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, according to the Express and Star.

Although a formal bid is yet to be made, Tony Pulis is beginning to identify the players needed to steer the Baggies clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Pulis recently admitted that he will only bring in ‘the right players’ to West Brom but would need to sell some of the club’s fringe players first, such as Sebastian Blanco, Jason Davidson, Brown Ideye, Georgios Samaras and Cristian Gamboa.

And Fletcher, 31, has been identified as a player with the type of experience needed to turn West Brom’s fortunes around this season.

Pulis has spoken honestly about the way he intends to do business in the January transfer market and has admitted he will not be bringing in new faces just for the sake of it.

He told the Birmingham Mail: “Obviously I’m looking at bringing a few players in and I think it is important that we are able to do that.

“We need some players in just to give us a boost. But it is important that we bring in the right players.

“There is no good bringing people in if they’re not better than the ones we’ve got, and we need to have a good look at the players who are here before we go out and sign anybody.”

Pulis was confirmed as Alan Irvine’s replacement at The Hawthorns on New Year’s Day.


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