Fulham are set to rival West Brom in the race to sign Dwight Gayle this summer, as they eye potential replacements for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Gayle is the West Brom’s joint-top goalscorer this season alongside Jay Rodriguez on 21 goals, and the Baggies are understandably keen on signing the striker on a permanent deal this season, given his impressive campaign on loan from Newcastle.
And according to the Newcastle Chronicle, Fulham are also interested in a move for the striker as they prepare for life in the Championship following their recent relegation from the Premier League.
Gayle netted a hat-trick for the Baggies in their comprehensive 4-1 win over Preston North End last weekend, and is interested in making his stay at the Hawthorns a permanent one should West Brom gain promotion to the Premier League.
Alternatively, the report suggests the 28-year-old will also consider a permanent move should Rafael Benitez extend his contract with Newcastle, with the Spaniard including Gayle in the loan deal for Salomon Rondon at the start of the season.
Bowen has been in fine form for Hull City this season, and has matched the 21 goals scored by Baggies duo Gayle and Rodriguez. He could be the ideal replacement.
Abraham is another who has had a brilliant season in the Championship on loan with Aston Villa, and he could be a target should the Baggies gain promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham look set to lose Mitrovic this summer following their relegation, and the Baggies could look to snap him up should they gain promotion to the Premier League.
The Venezuelan is still a West Brom player and would be the obvious choice to replace Gayle, should Newcastle not look to sign him permanently at the end of his loan spell.
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