#2 Fikayo Tomori (CB)Embed from Getty Images
This is perhaps the most unlikely option for Albion this season and would heavily depend on Chelsea’s wage contribution to the deal.
Tomori started the season well for Chelsea and instantly earned praise by the Albion faithful after scoring a worldie at the Molineux against Wolves in September.
He has not played much since Christmas, though, and has recently been linked with a loan move to West Ham in part-exchange if Chelsea signed Declan Rice. If this deal were to fall through, Albion could swoop in.
The reports today have West Brom linked to experienced Croatian centre-back Domagoj Vida; a loan move for Tomori would balance experience with youthful flair and could create a solid defence alongside the existing backline of Semi Ajayi, Ahmed Hegazi and Kyle Bartley.
#3 Conor Gallagher (CM)Embed from Getty Images
Conor Gallagher has had impressive first season in the Championship on loan from Chelsea. He started at Charlton Athletic, where he registered six goals and five assists. It became clear to Chelsea, though, that Charlton would not be an ideal place for Gallagher develop given their impending relegation battle.
Links to West Brom were few and far between, though did exist. In the end, he made the switch to the young Swansea City side currently on the verge of promotion to the Premier League.
The switch of clubs has shown Gallagher to be highly versatile and consistent wherever he plays. At Charlton, he predominantly played in a deeper, almost defensive role; surprisingly, this is where the majority of his goals came from.
At Swansea, he has been deployed in the number 10 role, where his creative instincts come to the forefront. He has registered six more assists for Swansea and played a crucial role in Jordan Ayew’s goal in the play-off semi-final against Brentford on Sunday.
This will be highly appealing to Slaven Bilic, who has worked with the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric and Dimitri Payet, and has converted Romaine Sawyers from a forward-thinking midfielder into a deep-lying maestro.
Working in the Premier League with Bilic may be the next step for this young attacking English talent should Swansea fail to gain promotion back to the Premier League.