West Brom are waiting on a decision from Trevoh Chalobah having made a contract offer to the 22-year-old who is now considering his options amid interest from multiple clubs, according to the Express and Star.
The Baggies have already managed to secure the arrival of Alex Mowatt this summer to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.
However, despite that, it is believed that Valerien Ismael is still keen to add one more player to his options to provide competition for places at the heart of his West Brom side in the Championship next term.
Chalobah has been consistently linked with a potential move to the Hawthorns this summer, but a recent report from The Athletic revealed that the Baggies’ chances of securing his signature were starting to recede.
That comes with it being believed that French sides Lens and Lorient are both keen on the 22-year-old as well as other unnamed clubs.
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The latest update from the Express and Star has reaffirmed that West Brom have made a contract offer to the versatile Chelsea player and that they are now waiting for a decision form him.
While the report added that Chalobah is now assessing all of his options after interest from multiple sides.
This is a very difficult situation for West Brom and they have now done all that they can do realistically to try and get a deal for Chalobah over the line.
The Baggies clearly see him as the ideal player to bring into the squad to provide the extra quality in the midfield area that Ismael believes needs adding to his squad before the season starts.
However, the Baggies will not be wanting to wait around much longer for the midfielder to commit to a decision over his future this summer.
West Brom would not have much time left to find an alternative if the Chelsea player leaves it too much longer to come to a final decision over where he wants to play his football next term.
If West Brom do manage to get this signing over the line then it will be a coup for them considering that Chalobah has had plenty of other options to choose between this summer.
It is a very difficult dilemma for the 22-year-old and he needs to ensure that he priortises game time as well as the potential of playing top-flight football elsewhere other than the Hawthorns. West Brom would be able to offer him that and Ismael is the right sort of manager to entrust with his development so there are plenty of reasons to hope he will choose to join them.