According to Birmingham Mail, West Brom are looking to snap up Alan Hutton from Aston Villa.

Hutton has been at Villa since 2011 after moving from Tottenham but has had a tricky run at The Villains until recently.

After being on loan at Bolton, Nottingham Forest and Mallorca and being phased out by Paul Lambert, Hutton was a forgotten man in football, but, since the arrival of Steve Bruce, his career has been revitalised at Villa.

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The Scot’s contract runs out in the summer and it’s unlikely that he will be offered a new deal unless his side gain promotion this season.

West Brom are looking to plan for the Championship next season after a dismal season in the Premier League, and signing an experienced Championship right-back will help their cause to get promotion at the first time of asking.

Middlesbrough and Ipswich are both also interested in signing Hutton so West Brom will have to battle with them for his signature.