Skysports.com understands West Brom are hoping to win the race to sign Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson.
Johnson is available on a free transfer this summer with the midfielder yet to agree a new contract at Elland Road.
The 24-year-old turned down the offer of a three-year deal in November as he kept his options open over a Bosman free transfer
A number of Premier League clubs, including Wigan, Stoke and Bolton have all been keeping tabs on Johnson's situation.
However, West Brom are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by luring Johnson to the Hawthorns.
Baggies boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be an admirer of Johnson and sees his addition to the squad on a free transfer as a good piece of business.