West Bromwich Albion are reportedly lining up a move for Red Bull Salzburg full-back Stefan Lainer.

According to Austrian outlet Salzburger Nachrichten, the Baggies are still hopeful of securing his signature despite dropping down to the Championship.

Lainer was a key part of the side that surprised the football world in making it to the semi-finals of the Europa League this season, eventually losing out to Marseille 3-2 on aggregate.

They also stormed to the Austrian title with a winning margin of 14 points.

The 25-year-old is known for his attacking mentality and provided 11 assists across all competitions.

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Allan Nyom has been a regular at right-back for the Baggies this season, while Craig Dawson has also been deployed there on occasion.

Any deal for the player could be put on hold until it becomes clearer who will be in charge at the Hawthorns next season.

Darren Moore has been in caretaker charge since the sacking of Alan Pardew but seems unlikely to be given the job on a permanent basis.

Yesterday, we reported that the clubs hierarchy had lown to China for talks with the owners and that an approach for Brentford manager Dean Smith is likely so until a decision is made on who will be in charge, any talk of transfers will likely be put on hold.

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