West Bromwich Albion will try again to lure Mislav Orsic to the Hawthorns this summer, having failed to do so back in January.

IndexHR, a Croatian media outlet, has claimed that the Baggies have offered €9.5m for Orsic and are waiting for a response from Dinamo Zagreb.

Albion were heavily linked to the Croatian winger in the January transfer window and had made several bids for the 27-year-old but all were turned down.

West Brom had offered €7m to Zagreb for Orsic but the Croatian champions’ wanted a sum closer to €10m, at which point the Albion board withdrew from negotiations.

Mislav Orsic has scored 21 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions for Dinamo Zagreb this season and is widely regarded as one of their best players.

Orsic also represents is country, Croatia, having featured in three games for them at the top level since making his debut in September 2019.

Slaven Bilic may view Orsic as an alternative to the £20m-rated Grady Diangana, who West Ham look eager to hold onto this season.

West Brom’s reported offer of €9.5m translates to £8.5m, which is an attractive price for such a highly rated player, and would save the club £11.5m if they chose Orsic over Diangana.

A potential downside to the speculation is that Sevilla are also reportedly interested in signing Mislav Orsic, so the Baggies will have to make negotiations swift or risk losing out on the 27-year-old for a second time.

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