Slaven Bilic has spoken of his continued hope that West Brom can agree a deal to sign Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant before the end of the transfer window.

In an interview with the Express and Star, following the Baggies 3-3 draw with Chelsea, Bilic expressed the need for a striker prior to the October 5 deadline.

Despite scoring three goals on the weekend, Bilic has a desire to strengthen his squad’s forward options in order to give them the best chance of keeping the side in the Premier League.

Bilic said:

I can only hope at this moment – I think something will happen because we needed it. I’ve said it from the beginning, I keep saying that and I hope the owners will recognise the situation – even after the Chelsea game – and try to strengthen our team.’

The 52-year-old Croatian went on to suggest that whilst the club has no issue attracting players, the issue lies in the funds being made available:

The problem is the budget. Hopefully, there will be some movement. A lot of deals will happen in the last week or two.’

One of those attracted payers could be Grant, who has been widely linked with a move to The Hawthorns all summer.

The 23-year-old scored 19 goals in a struggling Huddersfield side last term and could be available for around £18m.