West Brom are reportedly set to rival Aston Villa for Brentford’s Romain Sawyers, according to Sky Sports.

Sawyers, a former player for Villa boss Dean Smith at Walsall, has been touted with a reunion with Smith at Villa Park.

The midfielder is one of a number of Smith’s former players touted with moves to his new side, with Brentford striker Neal Maupay recently refusing to deny links to the Birmingham side.

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However, Albion could rival Villa in the chase for Sawyers, who has 3 assists to his name so far this season.

Sawyers followed Dean Smith from Walsall to Brentford when the now Villa boss made the move from the Banks’s Stadium to Griffin Park.

Albion could also swoop for Sawyers, who was on their radar last Summer. Darren Moore decided against a move, but could go in again for Sawyers in this window.