Florin Andone is expected to join Albion's list of loan departures.

The Romanian striker is closing in on a season-long deal at Turkish giants Galatasaray.

As of midday, there was still work to do before the deal was completed but he looks to set to follow Jurgen Locadia, who went to Hoffenheim last week, through the transfer window before it closes across Europe.

The Argus understands there is no truth in suggestions he could be replaced in Graham Potter’s squad by free agent Wilfried Bony, the former Swansea striker.

Albion are keen to give Aaron Connolly every chance to fulfil his potential at senior level while Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard and evergreen Glenn Murray remain attacking options.