West Brom were keen to sign James Tavernier from Rangers during the summer transfer window but saw their attempts rebuffed.

It was reported widely that the Baggies had established a firm interest in recruiting Tavernier. Claims were even made to suggest that West Brom had failed with two approaches to land the Rangers captain.

Tavernier’s future at Ibrox appeared to have been set in stone, following his decision to put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at the club in September.

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However, fresh indications from Sky Sports suggest that Premier League interest has emerged, with Brighton and Hove Albion interested in a deal for the defender.

Former Newcastle United man Tavernier is a key part of Steven Gerrard’s plans at Rangers and it seems unlikely that the Scottish Premiership outfit will sanction the sale of their skipper.

However, it seems Brighton’s interest is genuine as they continue to assess their options at right-back.

Whether West Brom will return with a third approach to lure Tavernier away from Scotland remains to be seen. If they do, though, it’s now likely that they will face competition from the Premier League in their pursuit of the player.