Skysports.com understands West Brom are leading the race for Preston defender Billy Jones.
Jones is available on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Deepdale.
North End were keen to keep hold of Jones, but they were unable to agree a new deal with the former Crewe man.
The 24-year-old was one of the club's shining lights in a disappointing season which saw them relegated from the Championship
A host of Championship clubs were thought to be keen on Jones, including Bristol City and Derby, but West Brom have stolen a march on them for the full-back.
The Baggies have made a new right-back one of their top priorities with the club struggling in that position last season.
Steven Reid and Gonzalo Jara both failed to make the spot their own last term and Roy Hodgson is keen to fill the void.
Hodgson believes Jones' availability on a free transfer makes him a good addition to his squad at the Hawthorns.