West Bromwich Albion have apparently lost interest in signing Odion Ighalo, because of the high price Watford are demanding for the player.
The Baggies manager, Tony Pulis, is hoping to use the £12million received for Saido Berahino to strengthen his squad in the final days of the window.
Last week, they reportedly bid £17million for Ighalo, but it seems that will not be enough to land the Nigerian striker.
Pulis said: “I’ve spoken to the chairman John Williams about it and John is keen on us to get a couple in.”
“The squad is quite thin and we need to do that.
“But in respect of us getting him (Ighalo), no. I think Watford want too much so I don’t think we’ll be in that one.”
Ighalo has endured a miserable season so far with the Hornets and has only scored twice in all competition this season, after netting 17 times last season.
Several weeks ago, the 27-year-old was rumoured to be close to joining compatriot John Obi Mikel, in the Chinese Super League.
Ighalo has long been linked with a big-money transfer to China and Watford rejected a £38million pounds bid for him from Shangai SIPG last year .
“Yes, it’s a possibility he could move to China,” a source disclosed to journalists at the time.
“There should be an update in this regard this week.”
Ighalo only signed a new five-year contract with ‘The Hornets’ last summer.
Nwankwo Kanu, Brown Ideye and Osaze Odemwingie are other Nigerian strikers who have played for West Brom in the past.