West Bromwich Albion want to complete an audacious loan move for out-of-favour Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic this month, but Everton are also keeping an eye on the situation, according to The Daily Mail.

The Baggies are in the market to strengthen Tony Pulis’ squad, with the outspoken manager stating that he needs more strength in depth to maintain the Hawthorns club’s excellent first half of the current campaign.

Ivanovic has been frozen out at Stamford Bridge since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-2-1 formation and the veteran Serbian is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

Despite reported interest from Zenit St Petersburg, the experienced Premier League winner seemingly has options to stay in England.

West Brom will make an approach for him this month in a bid to have him in their ranks for the rest of the season, while Everton boss Ronald Koeman is reportedly a fan.

The Toffees are ready to let Phil Jagielka leave Merseyside in January and as such it has been touted that the Goodison Park outfit will be in the market for a new defender before the window closes on Tuesday night.


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