West Brom have joined Bournemouth and Newcastle United in expressing an interest in signing QPR winger Matt Phillips, according to a report from Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail.

Bournemouth’s path to signing the 24-year-old looks to be the most clear as both Newcastle and West Brom have some stumbling blocks in their paths.

The Magpies are chasing a deal for Tottenham Hotspur and England winger Andros Townsend and only see Phillips as a backup option if they can’t land their main target.

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West Brom, meanwhile, can only bring in players if Tony Pulis generates his own cash with sales, and whilst it looks like Saido Berahino is likely to be sold, a deal does not look imminent.

Therefore, Eddie Howe and Bournemouth have an opportunity to get a deal done before the other interest parties can make a move.

According to Ashton’s report, QPR are looking for around £7million for Phillips, who has five goals and three assists in 27 Championship games this season.

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