Albion don’t expect to sell any key players in January, despite the Covid-related cash crisis.

But they ARE likely to streamline their current first team squad.

Yves Bissouma, Ben White and Tariq Lamptey have, in particular, been linked with interest after impressive performances this season.

Departures, possibly including loan deals, are expected this month with the window now open.

But The Argus understands there are no plans whatsoever to sell what are seen as “key players” as Albion battle to maintain Premier League status.

Jakub Moder is set to link up with the squad after being called in from his loan stint at Lech Poznan.

The arrival of Percy Tau from Anderlecht could happen.

The bar for non-EU players in terms of securing a work permit was not lowered as far as Albion were hoping when rules changed due to Brexit.

But, equally, there was enough change to mean the arrival of Tau remains a possibility.

Albion do not expect to be busy in terms of incoming players.


All activity will take place against a background of record financial losses.

Figures for last season are now expected to be released later in January.

A hefty eight-figure deficit will offer a chilling picture of the financial impact of Covid-19.