West Brom keen on transfer for Daryl Dike after Orlando City striker's sensational loan spell at Barnsley

WEST BROM have reportedly opened talks with Orlando City over a proposed January swoop for hotshot Daryl Dike.

The 21-year-old was brought to England 12 months ago by current Baggies boss Valerien Ismael to Barnsley.

The USA striker scored nine goals in 14 starts to help the Tykes reach the play-offs last term.

That led to major interest from elsewhere in Dike, but Orlando City allegedly rejected a £10million offer for him in the summer.

Birmingham Live now state that the MLS side are ready to cash in on him for the right price – and West Brom are ‘going all out’ to get him after opening negotiations.

Leeds United have also been linked with a swoop for Dike, who has 11 goals in 19 appearances since heading back Stateside.

But Ismael is desperate to bolster his fourth-placed Championship side’s promotion push and views his old player as the ideal man to fire them to the top-flight.

The only stumbling block for the Hawthorns outfit is that they are currently unable to afford signing him permanently at present.

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They hope to be able to secure a package that would land him on loan until the end of the season with a loan-to-buy should they achieve promotion.

It is not only Leeds that are ready to fight them in the chase for Dike.

Crystal Palace have also been touted as a potential suitor for the ace.

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