According to The Sun on Sunday (27/09; page 61), Sheffield Wednesday have offered to cover £25,000 a week to take Derby County target Kenneth Zohore on loan.
West Bromwich Albion signed the striker from Cardiff City for £8 million in 2019.
Zohore, however, has struggled to make an impact with the Baggies and now manager Slaven Bilic doesn’t count on him for West Brom’s Premier League campaign.
The Denmark international has since been linked with a return to the Championship.
According to a report in the Northern Echo last week, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are all seeking a loan deal for him.
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But the latest from The Sun suggests the Owls have made their move.
The editorial on Sunday claimed Wednesday have offered to cover £25,000 of his weekly wage at West Brom – a fee which would surpass the £1 million mark for the season.
Zohore, however, is said to earn around double that at the Hawthorns.
It remains to be seen how West Brom respond to the reported offer, though Zohore’s absence so far this season suggests a move ahead of the deadline is likely.
Derby, meanwhile, lack a centre-forward who offers height and physicality.
The Rams have started their campaign in disappointing fashion, losing their opening three Championship game while only finding the net once.
The absence of key players such as Martyn Waghorn, Tom Lawrence and Krystian Bielik has been evident, with those three likely to add more steel upon their return.
Jack Marriott has started Derby’s first three games as the lone striker. However, the role doesn’t suit the former Peterborough United man as he lasted just 45 minutes on Saturday.
Zohore may not be a dazzling Dane in the mould of Brian Laudrup, but his strength, ability to win aerial duels and doggedness are attributes currently missing at Pride Park.