West Brom were reportedly willing to throw about some serious money last summer when they saw club record bids turned down for Ignacio Camacho, William Carvalho and Islam Slimani, so don’t be surprised if they try and go big again when the transfer window opens.

The Baggies did break their transfer record with the £13m signing of Nacer Chadli from Tottenham and dropped another £10m in January on Hull’s Jake Livermore, taking their season spending above the £30m mark.

Tony Pulis is looking to go bigger and better this summer and will request a transfer budget in the region of £40m from West Brom’s new Chinese owner, according to the Daily Star.

His ageing squad need reinvigorating in the summer to mould them into a team that can look to break away from this mid-table stigma they have attached to themselves.

West Brom are said to be interested in bringing in a big-money striker in the summer to ease the pressure on Salomon Rondon and it would be safe to assume that the bulk of the summer budget will be allocated for recruiting a quality striker.

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