West Brom are wanting to take Callum Robinson back to The Hawthorns this summer but are only willing to pay around £4m for the Sheffield United man.
According to the Sun (print edition, 22/08, p61), the Baggies are keen on exploring a deal that would see Robinson return to the club he spent the second half of last season on loan with.
However, they are thought to be trying to keep a tight rein on their budget and are, therefore, only willing to pay £4m for the Blades forward.
That would be a hard deal to sell at Bramall Lane given United only parted with just shy of £8m for Robinson last summer. Despite his lack of goals for the Blades, Chris Wilder is still thought to value the striker and will not be wanting to let him go for peanuts.
Indeed, Yorkshire Live claims today that Robinson will be given a chance to fight for his place in the United squad, despite facing an uncertain future.
At £4m, West Brom might as well walk away now – Our View
I’m all for trying to broker the best deal for your club. Chris Wilder does it a lot, tries to get deals structured or on the cheap for the good of the club.
However, £4m is a borderline insulting offer for Robinson. Not just for the fact we paid nearly double that last year but also, he is an international striker who Albion know all about.
Expect United to turn this down pretty quickly.