Baggies have finally come to an agreement with their big-spending Premier League rivals.
West Bromwich Albion are edging nearer to sealing a loan move for unwanted Manchester City midfield player Scott Sinclair, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The Baggies have been keeping close tabs on the former England Under-21 international all summer long with a view to bringing the 24-year-old to the Hawthorns next season, after the wide man was told by new City head coach Manuel Pellegrini that he was now surplus to requirements at Eastlands.
However, the two clubs had been haggling over a fee for Sinclair, before eventually agreeing on a deal that will see the winger initially move to West Brom on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of next season.
And West Brom will pay City a £2 million fee for the loan, while the permanent transfer is now to cost the club £4m, while the Baggies will also pay a large percentage of Sinclair’s hefty salary next season.
All of which completes a successful summer in the transfer market for Clarke, who has already agreed deals to sign the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Matej Vydra and Diego Lugano ahead of the new campaign.
And now he also looks like rescuing Sinclair from his City nightmare after the Englishman made just 11 league appearances for the club in his debut campaign in the north west.