West Brom have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to sign Josh King from Bournemouth during the domestic window, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
Slaven Bilic’s side have made contact with the Championship outfit about a potential deal for the Norway international.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that King has “no interest” in a move to the Hawthorns and is holding out for a transfer to a “bigger club”.
That appears to end the Premier League club’s hopes of taking advantage of King’s availability during the domestic window.
Trading is allowed between top flight and EFL teams over the next eight days until the 16 October cut-off.
West Brom have made it a priority to recruit at least one proven forward, and potentially two.
Talks are advancing on a potential deal for Huddersfield Town ace Karlan Grant after a recent breakthrough.
King is a proven Premier League goalscorer and is set to leave Bournemouth by the end of next week.
In total, King has scored 48 goals in 161 Premier League appearances and has proven his versatility by playing in a variety of attacking roles.
However, he was not prolific in attack last season with just six goals and four assists to his name in 26 top-flight games.
Nevertheless, King is able to play a number of roles including as the main spearhead, on both flanks and in a second striker role.
In other West Brom news, the Baggies have been dealt a blow after four-year contract deal agreed.