West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore’s proposed move to Crystal Palace is unlikely to go through, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Palace made Livermore their number one transfer target at the start of June and were lining up a £10 million bid for the seven-time England international. Roy Hodgson has been a long-time admirer of the defensive midfielder and even handed him his England debut in 2012, but any chances of a move to the south London club now seem to be gone.

Steve Bruce was also interested in bringing the midfielder to Aston Villa, but that deal depended entirely on Villa winning promotion to the Premier League, so any chances of that move materialising died with Villa’s play-off hopes.

With a huge summer clearout on the cards, Livermore is likely to be on the move this summer as Darren Moore looks to trim down his squad and offload the highest earners, with the likes of Nacer Chadli and Craig Dawson already linked with moves away.

The Baggies paid a fee in the region of £10 million for the 28-year-old back in 2017 and will be looking to recoup most, if not all, of that transfer fee should Livermore depart the club this summer.

After making 50 appearances in the Premier League for the Midlands club, Livermore established himself as a regular fixture of England’s World Cup qualifying and friendly squads, but some poor performances in the 2017/18 campaign and relegation with West Brom cost the former Hull City man a place in Southgate’s final 23-man World Cup squad.

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