West Brom are increasingly confident of securing Rayhaan Tulloch to a new contract, Football Insider can reveal.
The forward, 19, has knocked back previous offers to put his Hawthorns future in doubt with his current deal expiring next month.
But a West Brom source has told Football Insider that are making progress in negotiations with their academy product and his representatives.
The Championship promotion favourites are yet to make a breakthrough but are increasingly hopeful they will soon do so.
A cluster of clubs in Scotland and overseas are ready to pounce if talks collapse.
Rangers, fellow SPL club Hibernian, French giants Marseille and Spanish top-flight strugglers Leganes are all pursuing Tulloch.
Tulloch is currently on his first professional contract, signed back in March 2018.
He has been given hope he can establish himself in the West Brom first team after being handed three first-team appearances earlier this year.
Manager Slaven Bilic handed those opportunities to the versatile forward, who can play down the middle as the attack spearhead or on both flanks, in the cup competitions.
Tulloch was also named on the substitute’s bench for a Championship match in February.
That has encouraged the youngster that his future may be best served at the Midlands outfit rather than with a transfer.
Tulloch has been in prolific form for the club’s Under-23s this season, scoring nine goals and supplying four assists from 14 Premier League 2 matches.
In other West Brom news, it can be REVEALED that Swansea City are in pole position to sign 28-year-old after Hawthorns spell.