Baggies back in for Chaplow
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Bromwich Albion have made a new approach for Richard Chaplow.West Bromwich Albion have not given up hope of signing Burnley's talented midfielder Richard Chaplow, with Clarets manager Steve Cotterill confirming that the Premiership outfit have lodged a new bid.
Burnley broke off negotiations with The Baggies last week, suggesting their valuation of the England Under-20 star fell far short of his true value.
However, West Brom boss Bryan Robson has expressed his admiration for the player on several occasions, and his desire to sign him this winter appears to have prompted a new approach.
"The latest regarding Richard Chaplow is that Jeremy Peace, the West Brom chairman, rang our chairman yesterday (Wednesday) and said that they want to re-open negotiations for Richard," Cotterill told Burnley's official website.
"Something will probably be talked about at sometime today.
"I don't know anything else about it."
It seems likely that any deal would also involve West Brom players moving in the other direction - with loan star James O'Connor almost certain to be a makeweight as part of the fee, and Rob Hulse also set to be included.
West Brom accepted a bid from Stoke for Hulse this week - but the striker chose to reject a move to The Britannia Stadium - suggesting that he may be reticent to move to The Championship.