West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is seeking a reunion with Hungary international Zoltan Gera.
Hodgson was in charge of Fulham when he signed the 32-year-old from the Baggies in the summer of 2008.
Gera is available on a free transfer from the Cottagers and initial talks are understood to have taken place about a possible return to the Hawthorns.
The player is believed to be willing to return to West Brom where he was a fans' favourite.
He made 155 appearances in his four-year spell at the Hawthorns after a £1.5million move from Ferencvaros in 2004.
Hodgson has already signed Ipswich centre-back Gareth McAuley and Preston full-back Billy Jones since the end of the season.
He is also still interested in Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan but may lose out in the race to sign Watford striker Danny Graham, who has also been targeted by Swansea and Cardiff.
Meanwhile, skipper Chris Brunt appears content to commit his future to the Baggies.
He said: "I've got a contract at Albion and until someone tells me otherwise, I'll be playing here.
"I enjoy playing for West Brom, have got a decent relationship with the fans, and know the ins and outs of the club."