How very West Brom: Pulis bids for Livermore

Date published: Monday 16th January 2017 2:34

West Brom have made a £10million offer for Hull midfielder and one-time England international Jake Livermore.

The Baggies are chasing the 27-year-old after missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton, Press Association Sport understands.

Albion boss Tony Pulis is keen to add quality to his squad as they try to maintain a surprise challenge for Europa League qualification.

Livermore was a late substitute in Hull’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth, manager Marco Silva’s first Premier League game since taking charge.

One of the new boss’ first tasks will be to help try to keep former Tottenham man Livermore or cash in with the Tigers battling relegation.

Livermore, who joined from Spurs in 2014, has made 25 appearances for Hull this season and 104 in total.

Hull are third from bottom in the Premier League and only in the relegation zone on goal difference following Saturday’s win over the Cherries, which was their first in the league since November.

West Brom have money to spend this month although are keen to avoid a late transfer scramble ahead of the deadline on January 31.

They made an offer of around £18million for Schneiderlin but he joined Everton from Manchester United in a deal worth £24million.

There was also interest in Jeff Schlupp, having had two bids rejected in the summer, but the Ghana international moved to Crystal Palace from Leicester for around £12million last week.

Albion had doubts over paying the fee having already had a £12million offer turned down last year.

They will only make a move for a striker if Saido Berahino leaves this month with Stoke, who have previously offered £20million, in talks with the Baggies for the striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Manager Pulis has guided West Brom to eighth in the Premier League although they were beaten 4-0 at Tottenham on Saturday.


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