West Bromwich Albion are to bid for Fulham fullback John Pantsil.

The News of the World report that with just two weeks left to whip his new team into shape before the big kick-off, Fulham boss Mark Hughes is fighting to keep his squad together let alone bring in new signings.

The Baggies know the 1m-rated Ghana right-back, 29, has only a year left on his deal. Newcastle United are also trailing Pantsil.