West Brom are among a host of clubs on transfer alert to sign Brighton defender Matt Clarke this summer, according to the Stoke Sentinel. The online outlet has reported on its website that clubs are alerted to the defender’s availability, with a loan or even a permanent move now on the cards. Stoke are the other named side in the race for the Seagulls enforcer, who spent the 2021-22 season on loan at The Hawthorns in a disappointing campaign.

Steve Bruce has already refused to rule out another move for Clarke, though, as he clearly impressed during his time at the club, despite being signed by Valerien Ismael. The Stoke Sentinel has cast doubt over that though after the Baggies kicked off their Championship season with a back four in the 1-1 draw against Middles brough. They report that the Albion are currently well stocked in that area with Dara O’Shea, Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley, although that could all change. more_link_text