EXCLUSIVE: West Brom, Forest target £2m Coventry sensation

Coventry midfielder Zain Westbrooke could be set for a move to the Championship this month, we can reveal.

The 23-year-old joined the Sky Blues in the summer on a free transfer after he left Brentford, and has been hugely impressive for Mark Robins’ side this season.

Now a number of clubs are ready to try and land the player, who Coventry want at least £2million for.

West Brom, Bristol City, Derby and Nottingham Forest are amongst the clubs looking to land the highly-rated prospect, who began his career in Chelsea’a academy.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s bid to bring in a new striker this month is key to a series of potential transfer moves for a number of attacking stars this month, according to reports.

The Blues are on the hunt for a new hitman in January and last week saw a cheeky approach for Lyon’s Moussa Dembele fall short, prompting the Ligue 1 club to issue an angry response.

However, reports claim the Blues have since turned their attentions to Inter Milan’s unwanted frontman Gabriel Barbosa, who has smashed in 43 goals in 58 appearances during a two-year loan stint back in his homeland with Flamengo.

Inter reportedly turned down a €16m offer from the Brazilian side to make the permanent, but reports last week claimed both West Ham and Crystal Palace were considering meeting the Italian side’s €20m asking price.


However, with Chelsea also looking to bring the player to Stamford Bridge, his arrival could set the wheels in motion for a number of transfer moves for a two other strikers both looking to revive their careers over the second half of the season.

According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, the arrival of a new centre forward will clear the path for Olivier Giroud to leave Stamford Bridge this month and that could lead to significant interest from the Baggies in another striker. Read more…