Albion have moved another step closer to signing Almeria striker Leonardo Ulloa.

The Argentinian is expected to secure the Spanish passport he needs to play in England next week.

Reports in Spain claiming Ulloa got the passport today have been denied by Albion boss Gus Poyet.

He told The Argus: "The passport itself he is not getting today, it's the citizenship. The passport could, in normal conditions, be next week."

Ulloa, 26, has been linked with other clubs but Poyet is confident Albion are in the driving seat to complete a deal once the passport issue is resolved.

He said: "I think we are the ones showing the most interest."

Meanwhile, Vicente has been included in a 20-strong squad for Derby's visit tomorrow.

The Spanish playmaker has been sidelined since August by thigh trouble.

Poyet said: "There could be a chance (against Derby). We have 20 players tomorrow and he is in the squad."

Latvian signing Vitalijs Maksimenko made a goal-line clearance on his debut in a 3-2 win for Albion's development squad against Millwall at the Lions' Bromley training ground today.

Albion's goals were scored by Anton Rodgers (penalty), Toby Agdestein and George Barker, who fired an 87th minute winner.