West Brom bid £12m for Fulham skipper Tom Cairney… and are prepared to be up to £15m for midfielder

WEST BROM are offering £12million for Fulham skipper Tom Cairney.

Alan Pardew is a big fan of the midfielder and is hopeful of landing the former Hull star.

West Brom have yet to receive a reply from Fulham but could increase their bid to £15m if they are waved away.

Cairney, 26, joined Fulham from Blackburn for £2.8million in 2015.

Cairney has made 17 appearances for the Championship outfit, scoring one goal.

He has, however, been struggling with a knee injury this season, and that could prove a concern for any prospective medical.

But one player who could be on his way out at The Hawthorns is rookie striker Tyler Roberts.

SunSport exclusively revealed last week how Roberts is close to agreeing a switch to Rangers.



The Scottish giants initially made contact with the Baggies last month about taking the forward on loan.

Roberts is out of contract at the end of the season and Rangers can take him north of the border for a set compensation fee of just £300,000.

 

The teenager has a big decision to make about the next crucial step in his career.

Gers boss Graeme Murty has seen a chance of making Roberts a permanent fixture at Ibrox next season by landing one of the brightest prospects in the Football League.

Roberts, 19, is on loan at nearby Walsall in League One until the end of the month and has bagged five goals.

His performances have caught the eye of a host of Championship clubs as well as French giants Marseille.

The Baggies are desperate to tie Roberts down to a new long-term deal, but their failure to do so has opened the door for other potential suitors to snap him up.

The Wales Under-21 star will be closley monitored by new boss Alan Pardew alongside first-team coach Darren Moore who knows Roberts well from his time working in the academy.

To underline his potential, former Wales boss Chris Coleman put Roberts on stand-by for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland last year.

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