West Brom have reportedly held further talks with former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri about becoming Roy Hodgson's successor at the Hawthorns.
Albion made initial contact with the out-of-work Ranieri two weeks ago and followed up their interest by holding a second round of talks with the Italian in London on Thursday.
Ranieri met with Albion chairman Jeremy Piece and the club's sporting and technical director, Dan Ashworth.
He is an attractive possibility as he will will not cost West Brom anything in compensation.
But Birmingham boss Chris Hughton remains high on the list of the candidates who appeal, although no formal approach has yet been made to Blues.
Hughton came close to replacing Roberto Di Matteo 15 months ago after being interviewed by Albion before Hodgson took up the post.