Slaven Bilic is expecting the imminent arrival of Cardiff City striker Kenneth Zohore after the clubs agreed on an £8million fee for the forward in the week, according to journalist John Percy.

The 25-year-old forward join Cardiff from Belgian club Kortrijk back in 2016 on an initial loan deal before signing on a permanent basis for a fee believed to be in the region of £1 million.

Since then Zohore has established himself as a focal point up top for the Bluebirds, bagging 12 league goals during the 2016/17 season and another nine goals as Cardiff won promotion to the Premier League in the 2017/18 campaign.

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However, the Danish striker struggled to hit the ground running in the Premier League netting just a single league goal in 19 appearances and often found himself out of favour and behind the likes of Bobby Reid and Danny Ward in the pecking order.

With Cardiff in the market for a new striker and linked with moves for the likes of Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga and former French youth international Enzo Crivelli, the doors are open for one to leave and Kenneth Zohore appears to be that man.

West Brom, on the other hand, are in desperate need of a new striker after seeing Dwight Gayle return to Newcastle, Jay Rodriguez make a £5million switch back to former club Burnley and Salomon Rondon move to China.

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With an £8million deal agreed between the two clubs the transfer should be pushed over the line in the coming days in a switch that suits all three parties.


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