Alan Pardew is preparing a January offer for Liverpool striker Danny Ings as he looks to improve West Brom's attacking options.
The new Albion head coach is set to meet with the club's technical director Nicky Hammond later this week to discuss his January transfer plans and Ings is a player the Baggies are interested in.
Pardew has confirmed he's a fan of the former Burnley man, who has battled back from two serious knee injuries since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2015.
Ings is now finally fit again and he made his first Premier League appearance since May 2016 when coming off the bench against Everton on Sunday but his game-time has been limited with competition for places high at Anfield.
It is thought the Reds may decide to loan him out in the new year and West Brom would be among the clubs keen to snap him up.
Pardew said: "I'd be foolish to say I don't like Danny Ings because I quite like him. It's a shame about his injury - he's had to battle back and everyone wishes him well.
"I have seen Nicky Hammond to pencil in a meeting to talk about that this week, so maybe on Friday I can give you a bit more of where we're looking and what we're looking at."
Ings, who has scored three goals in just 13 senior appearances for Liverpool, is fighting with the likes of Dominic Solanke, Daniel Sturridge, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino for regular football and boss Jurgen Klopp admits he may struggle for action even though he's now fit - opening the door to the possibility he could move on next month.
"Danny is fit, but the others are good as well and that makes it a bit difficult for Danny," Klopp said. "He's always asking for minutes."