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West Brom’s Tony Pulis talks Jermain Defoe as he prepares for second Troy Deeney bid

The Baggies missed out on the Watford skipper last summer but the club now believe he is far more likely to sign than want away Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe.

WEST BROM are ready to vie for Troy Deeney again – with Tony Pulis’ bid for Jermain Defoe in the balance.

Last summer the Baggies failed in an attempt to sign Watford captain Deeney, but the club believe he is more likely to sign than the Sunderland striker.

Troy Deeney has been at the club since 2010

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Troy Deeney has been at the club since 2010

The 28-year-old is ready to leave Watford after he lost his guaranteed starting place and the £50,000-a-week Brummie is willing to move back to the Midlands.


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While Pulis would like to bring Deeney in, Defoe is the club’s first choice, he has scored 14 goals in the Premier League where Deeney has scored 10.

Deeney has lost his starting place in the time since Walter Mazzarri became manager

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Deeney has lost his starting place in the time since Walter Mazzarri became manager

Pulis said: “We have got lists of players that we have identified, the big thing here is finding out the expense, and we haven’t done that on Jermain yet.”

West Brom have lost four games on the bounce since scrapping to safety and remain in eighth place in the Premier League table, but have lost touch with Everton, six points ahead of them.

With a higher finish rewarded with more cash, Pulis is all-too aware that the extra pennies

He continued: “We haven’t got an understanding of what it would cost to bring him to the football club.”

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