West Brom to discuss taking Phil Bardsley from Sunderland

Surplus to requirements: Bardsley

Surplus to requirements: Bardsley

West Brom have approached Sunderland to clarify the conditions under which Phil Bardsley will be allowed to leave the Stadium of Light.

Roberto Di Matteo is in the market for a right-back and keeper this summer and  Baggies’ scouts are sounding out the former Manchester United trainee about a switch to the Black Country.

Bardsley is surplus to requirements on Wearside as Steve Bruce looks to tie up  a deal for Alan Hutton, who has impressed since arriving on loan from Spurs.

That has left Bardsley kicking his heels as one member of a group that has been  earmarked as part of a huge clear-out following the players brought in during Roy Keane’s time in charge.

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