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. 

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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.