West Ham and Sunderland battle for 10m Baggies striker Odemwingie
10:16 GMT, 23 August 2012
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is a transfer target for both West Ham and Sunderland, but the Baggies are only prepared to sell if their 10million valuation is met.
Although Odemwingie remains an important part of the first team at West Brom they are willing to listen to offers given the player's age, according to the Daily Mirror.
New manager Steve Clarke is well stocked in the striking department, having secured deals this summer for Romelu Lukaku and Markus Rosenberg, who will compete with Shane Long and Marc-Antoine Fortune for a starting place.
West Brom rejected a bid from Qatari club Al-Gharrafa for Odemwingie earlier this summer, but they are prepared to let the player let the 31-year-old Nigerian leave to allow other areas of the squad to be strengthened.
Sunderland and West Ham are desperate for attacking reinforcements, and with the transfer window closing in just over a week they could be tempted into an eight-figure bid for a player who has scored 27 goals in 63 games in his two years in England.
West Ham have been frustrated in their attempts to lure Andy Carroll to Upton Park, while Sunderland's pursuit of Steven Fletcher is stalling.