West Brom ‘readying’ bid for £2m Cardiff City and Leeds United target, handpicked by Corberan

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The latest Championship transfer news as West Brom, Cardiff City and Leeds United let battle commence for a £2m-rated striker.

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly preparing an offer for FC Midtjylland striker Sory Kaba as they look to beat the likes of Cardiff City and Leeds United to his signature.

On loan with the Bluebirds last season, Kaba impressed with eight goals and one assist in 17 Championship outings. He was crucial in helping his side avoid relegation.

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Upon his return to Denmark, the 28-year-old has continued his fine run with a goal in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying round and two appearances in Superligaen.

Now, though, he could be set for a return to England with a whole host of Championship clubs lining up approaches, including West Brom, who are desperate for a number nine.

Carlos Corberan has already outlined the need. “I think we have the responsibility to cover some positions better, specifically the number nine,” the head coach told Birmingham Live.

“It is something that we are going in the market to find because you cannot only depend on Asante. You need two players [in the position] to be competitive,” Corberan continued.

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The Express & Star reported on Monday that the Baggies were interested in Kaba as an option for up top, while The Mirror (August 1, page 39) claims Albion will advance with an offer.

Competition will be fierce, however, as Leeds, Cardiff, Watford and two other Championship clubs are said to be eager to secure Kaba’s services in this transfer window.

Formerly a Guinea international with three goals in 21 caps, Kaba has 59 goals and 18 assists to his name in 163 career club appearances. Of those, 161 have been as a centre forward.

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