According to Turkish website a-spor, West Brom have been linked with a move for Fenerbahce’s Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza in a deal that could cost around €12m.

The Baggies local rivals, Wolves have also been linked with the midfielder as well, according to Turkish newspaper Takvim, who could look to hijack a deal that West Brom have reportedly been planning for around 12 months.

De Souza’s contract is thought to expire next summer which could suggest that the Turkish side may be keen to offload the midfielder and make some profit on De Souza. The Brazilian has an interest both West Brom and Wolves with his dominant displays in the middle of the park and both clubs are reportedly keen to bring him to England in the coming weeks.

The 29-year-old has made 92 appearances at the Turkish side, scoring nine goals in 92 appearances from central midfield. Additionally, he has featured for his country before, making three international appearances during both 2014/15.

De Souza stands at 6ft 2in and would bring real physical presence to both West Brom and Wolves’ midfield for the upcoming season and would be a strong acquisition for both the Championship and Premier League side given his pedigree in the Turkish top-flight.

With Wolves having a large budget and the power to spend on whoever they decide, they could easily outspend local rivals West Brom. However, with Ruben Neves occupying the central midfield spot for Wolves, De Souza could be concerned about game time at Molineux and could potentially opt to sign at the Hawthorns to play regular football, rather than at Molineux and risk being sat on the bench.

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