Owen Hargreaves is not a priority for West Bromwich

27 July 2011 09:41

West Bromwich are focusing on other transfer targets before looking at the possibility of signing Owen Hargreaves according to Baggies assistant boss Michael Appleton.

The former Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a move to the Hawthorns this summer but Appleton insists the club have not opened talks with the 30-year-old yet.

Appleton, however, did confirm the Baggies would definitely be interested in signing moving the ex- Bayern Munich player.

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But only if Hargreaves, whose spell at Old Trafford was plagued by injuries - was fit for Barclays Premier League action.

When asked if there have been any discussions between West Brom and Hargreaves, he told Sportinglife.com: 'Not that I'm aware of. In terms of Owen Hargreaves I think there will be a lot of clubs who are interested in him if he's fit or anywhere near fit to play football.

'I'm sure we will probably be one of the clubs interested if that's the situation but from our point of view we have a couple of key players we want to get in the building before we worry about Owen Hargreaves.'

In a bid to convince doubters he was fit, the former England star posted a video on YouTube earlier this month, of him training.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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