Belfast Telegraph

West Brom resume Sako talks

West Brom have re-entered talks with Bakary Sako after the former Wolves winger lowered his wage demands.

The Baggies have a long-standing interest in the Mali international but a deal looked dead earlier in the summer.

Sako priced himself out of any move after he left Molineux at the end of last season with Albion baulking at his wage demands.

Even just two weeks ago a deal for the 27-year-old was improbable with the Baggies having no further contact with Sako's camp.

But Press Association Sport understands talks are back on between Sako and Albion with the wide man still searching for a club with just 12 days to go until the start of the Premier League season.

Albion were keen to bring him to The Hawthorns in January but Wolves did not want to sell while they chased the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

Boss Tony Pulis has been searching for wingers having signed James McClean from Wigan and has also had a £5million bid rejected by Nottingham Forest for Michail Antonio.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has also been offered a contract by the club after he left the Gunners this summer.

Sako, who has also been linked with Leicester, scored 38 goals in 124 games for Wolves, Albion's close rivals, after moving from St Etienne in 2012.


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