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West Brom and Everton to enter Championship for cut-price deals

| 31.08.2012

West Brom’s business in this transfer window has been somewhat understated, and that could continue as they aim to capture Martin Olsson from Blackburn today.

The Baggies are hopeful of reaching an agreement with the Championship outfit, and it is thought that a fee of around £3million could be enough to tempt Rovers to sell.

Hawthorns chief Steve Clarke had initially identified FC Copenhagen’s Bryan Oviedo as a solution to his left-back problem, but lost out to Everton in his pursuit of the Costa Rican.

Therefore he has turned his attentions to Swedish international Olsson, and is thought to be ahead of other interested parties Southampton and Galatasary in the chase for the full-back.

Meanwhile, Olsson may not be the only player heading for the exit door at Ewood Park, with Everton ready to step up their efforts to land Steven N’Zonzi.

The French midfielder is available for transfer following a dispute with Rovers chief Steve Kean, and the Toffees appear to be in pole position to secure the rangy 23-year-old.

N’Zonzi has been training with the Blackburn reserves throughout the summer, and is desperate to secure a move away from the Lancashire outfit as soon as possible.

Norwich are also in the hunt for the tough-tackler, though it is thought he would prefer a switch to Goodison Park, even if on a temporary basis for now.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee