West Brom are primed to resurrect their interest in Angers defender Romain Thomas after the club failed to land him during the summer transfer window.
According to French newspaperL'Equipe, Baggies boss Tony Pulis remains keen on acquiring the services of Thomas after a deal for the 28-year-old collapsed during August's deadline day.
West Brom signed Nacer Chadli, Allan Nyom and Hal Robson-Kanu during the summer window, but Pulis was left frustrated by missing out on some key targets - resulting in a reported breakdown in his relationship with chairman Jeremy Peace.
Although West Brom already haveJonny Evans, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson in the centre of defence, Pulis is keen to bring in further reinforcements.
Thomas has impressed regularly for the Ligue 1 club and last season only missed two league games for them as he was scouted by West Brom. At 6ft 4in, Thomas possesses tremendous aerial prowess and is extremely strong, making him a great fit for Pulis' style of play.
Pulis is also aware that Olsson and McAuley are 33 and 36 respectively and is wary of potential injuries. West Brom currently sit 11th in the table and Pulis is determined not to fall back down towards the relegation zone, knowing that Thomas may be key in maintaining a strong defensive record.
Although clubs in Germany are said to be interested, West Brom are reportedly the favourites to finally land Thomas.