Albion are plotting a short-term solution to their search for a target man if they cannot land Leonardo Ulloa.

The Seagulls will look towards a loan option if their hopes of securing Ulloa on a long-term deal are dashed.

La Liga toilers Granada have entered the race for the services of Almeria’s 26-year-old Argentinian striker.

According to one report from Almeria, Ulloa would prefer to remain in Spain, although Granada also need him to get a Spanish passport as they have no vacancy in their squad for a non-EU passport holder.

Albion boss Gus Poyet told The Argus: “It is something that we cannot control. If he gets the passport, then he wants to stay there (in Spain) we cannot do anything about it.

“We have got other options but a different type of player, not that kind of striker. To buy there are not many and not many that we can afford.

“The other options are loans, short-term options. We were looking to try to get one (Ulloa) for the next three or four years.

“It’s the same with other positions we are looking at. If we cannot get one for long-term then you go for a loan. We are just trying to make sure that we get the right players.”