West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis is preparing for a potential summer exodus as striker Salomon Rondon has become the latest player to be linked with a move away from the Hawthorns, according to Russian news outlet Sport Express.

The 27-year-old, who was reportedly subject to unsuccessful interest from China in January, is reportedly on the wish-list of recently-reinstated Rubin Kazan manager Kurban Berdyev.

Should Rondon be sold, it would leaving the Baggies with just one natural front-man in the shape of Hal Robson-Kanu.

The Venezuela international arrived in the Midlands from Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2015 for a then-club record fee of £12million, following an 18-month spell away from the Kazan Arena.

However, after re-joining his former club, the Turkmenistan manager is keen to reunite their old partnership and bring him back to the ninth-place Russian Premier League side.

Pulis has already lost key midfielder Darren Fletcher, who switched to fellow Premier League club Stoke City on a free transfer earlier this month, leaving West Brom short in squad depth ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Alongside this, the 59-year-old can only rely on two centre-backs within the current Baggies outfit, and with one being veteran Gareth McAuley, the notoriously defensively-minded leader may have to delve into the summer transfer window to freshen things up.

However, the Englishman may not mind losing Rondon if there is a replacement to be had, with the powerful striker suffering from indifferent form throughout the recently-finished season after only netting once during the course of his final 22 appearances.


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