Sunderland defender Lamine Kone has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for West Bromwich Albion.
Kone has spent the last 18 months at the Stadium of Light, but he was unable to help the club to Premier League survival this season.
According to Sky Sports News, West Brom are hopeful of taking advantage of Sunderland's recent plight by securing a deal for the 28-year-old.
Last summer, the Black Cats allegedly turned down big-money offers for the defender, with Everton missing out on his signature.
However, due to Sunderland potentially being in need of reducing their wage bill, they are unlikely to attract the same level of bids and West Brom hope to capitalise in order to sign a player who has 45 Premier League appearances to his name.