West Brom target Bakary Sako saw a move to re-join Crystal Palace fall through late in the summer transfer window.

According to London News Online, Jason Puncheon’s failed move to Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day meant that the Eagles were unable to bring the winger back to Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson’s men were banking on Puncheon, who had fallen out of favour at the club, to leave this summer so they could free up a space within their Premier League squad ahead of the new season.

Sako saw his deal expire at Palace at the end of last season, but the club remained keen on keeping him around.

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They challenged the player to prove his fitness after a series of injuries kept him on the sidelines for the most of last season.

West Brom have been linked with a move for the player and have shown they are not afraid to look at free agents, as they also ponder moves for former Norwich City duo Russel Martin and Wes Hoolahan.