ANGERS are expecting Albion to step up their interest in Karl Toko Ekambi.

The Cameroon international is among the names on the Seagulls’ ‘cluster list’ of striker targets.

According to reports, the Seagulls have already made one bid of around £12.4 million for the powerful 25-year-old.

Ekambi came on in the second half for Ligue 1 strugglers Angers in a 2-0 home defeat by Lorient yesterday in the French Cup.

Florin Andone, another of the names on Albion’s list, was also in action last night for Deportivo La Coruna as they resumed their La Liga campaign.

The Romanian scored a late equaliser, his second goal in as many games, with a downward header to earn Deportivo a 1-1 draw at Villarreal.

Celtic’s Moussa Dembele and Spartak Moscow’s Ze Luis are of interest as well to Albion but they are more likely to add to their attacking options this month with a permanent signing from Europe.

Meanwhile, Albion winger Jamie Murphy could make his debut for Glasgow Rangers in the early hours of Friday morning against Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in the Florida Cup in Orlando after completing a move over the weekend to his boyhood idols, initially on loan for the rest of the season.

The deal was restructured due to the financial situation of Rangers, who owe other clubs more than £7 million on credit for former transfers.

Murphy’s move to Ibrox will become permanent at the end of the season, once they pay what they describe as a “guaranteed fixed fee”.

Albion will eventually recoup most of the estimated £1.5 million fee paid to Sheffield United in August 2015 for Murphy, who helped them to promotion to the Premier League and scored ten goals in 83 outings.

The 28-year-old Glaswegian, thanking the Seagulls for their support on his Twitter account, added: “Winning promotion with the group of boys we had is something I will always remember.”