What's been said: "Youssouf (Mulumbu) has been excellent for us since I have been here and is one of the players we want to keep. I think come the summer the ones that we have to keep - that I want to keep - will still be at the club" - Steve Clarke.
The budget: The Baggies signed only one player for a fee last summer (Ben Foster, £4m) and probably won't have much more to spend this year.
What's needed: Clarke may know who he wants to keep at the Hawthorns but he faces a tough battle to hold onto the Baggies' best performer in 2012/13 as Romelu Lukaku waits to learn Chelsea's bidding. With Borussia Dortmund linked with a loan move for the striker, it's likely that West Brom will miss out and so Clarke must begin his search for fire-power elsewhere.
Markus Rosenberg's struggles last season revealed the risk of shopping for freebies and Clarke will need to spend the majority of his funds on a striker with a proven goalscoring record if West Brom are to repeat their top-half finish. Evian striker Saber Khelifa is supposedly on Clarke's wishlist, while a move for Blackburn's 27-goal striker Jordan Rhodes has been mooted. Considering Rovers paid £8m for the 23-year-old in 2012, he should be out of the Baggies' price range. Clarke will also need to find a replacement for £4m-rated Youssouf Mulumbu if Fiorentina follow up their interest in the midfielder and a dip into the Championship or loan market should be expected.
Ideal signing:Like almost every club in the Premier League, West Brom require a goalscorer and, although unimaginative, the Baggies' best bit of business may be extending Romelu Lukaku's loan by a further season. Would Jose do Steve Clarke a favour?
Sky Bet: The Baggies are expected to be in the market to sign a striker now leading scorer Romelu Lukaku has returned to parent club Chelsea. Reading's Adam Le Fondre is considered a 7/2 chance to move to the Hawthorns, while Carlton Cole and Franco Di Santo are both 4/1 to arrive. Esteban Granero is also thought to be a target and is 7/4 to join, while Scott Sinclair is 5/1 to end his brief spell at Manchester City by moving to the Midlands. Transfer specials here
Release list: Marc-Antoine Fortune, Zoltan Gera, Gonzalo Jara Reyes, Romaine Sawyers, Jerome Thomas
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