West Brom are hoping to sign French central defender Gregory Arnolin from Portugal side Maritimo.
Arnolin may become part of a new-look West Brom
The player's agent, Rudi Vata, has held discussions with West Brom boss Tony Mowbray regarding a possible move for the 26-year-old.
Vata said: "Mowbray is on holiday just now but I am optimistic the move will go through."
West Brom may suffer from a player exodus, with Curtis Davies and Diomansy Kamara linked with a move away.