West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez is available for just £5million – which has alerted the interest of Leicester City, according to The Telegraph.

The 29-year-old had a release clause inserted into his contract during negotiations with the Baggies over a new deal last summer with the fee rising to £10m in another 12 months.

West Brom now faces the prospect of losing the striker, who scored 22 goals in 47 appearances this season, after they failed to bounce back into the Premier League at the first attempt.

The news of Rodriguez being available for a cut-price has alerted some top-flight clubs in the likes of Leicester, Bournemouth and Burnley.

The Clarets made a £16m offer to West Brom to bring the forward back to his boyhood club where he began his career but the Baggies resisted all offers and the England international was willing to stay at the Hawthorns to mount an immediate return to the top-flight.

The Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers was linked with a move for the Burnley-born player when he was in charge of Liverpool.

The Albion agreed to the release clause in his contract after recognising his professional behaviour following the club’s relegation from the Premier League in 2018 while some of his teammates were demanding to leave. Goalkeeper Ben Foster, who has since moved on to Watford, and defender Craig Dawson refused to fly out to a training camp in pre-season.

West Brom paid Southampton £12m to bring Rodriguez to the Hawthorns during the summer of 2017 and the forward has scored 29 goals in 82 appearances for the club.

The Baggies missed out on promotion after being beaten in the play-offs by Midlands rivals Aston Villa, who would eventually go on to be promoted after beating Derby County in the final.


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