West Brom have agreed a deal worth up to £8million for Hull defender James Chester.
The 26-year-old is expected to tie up the switch within the next 24 hours after leaving Hull's training camp in Austria as Tony Pulis' recruitment drive gathers pace.
England seamer Steven Finn could be set for a Test recall, with Mark Wood a doubt for Wednesday's third Ashes clash at Edgbaston.
Durham seamer Wood has played both matches against Australia but was hampered by an ankle complaint in the crushing defeat at Lord's and his hit-and-miss fitness record over the course of his career could count against him.
Finn is the spare paceman in the squad and will feature if Wood is rested.
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West Bromwich Albion have again made clear that they have received no bid for striker Saido Berahino.
It is after a false tweet appeared online, claiming that the player was set to be sold.
The club's official account were quick to deny the claims.
Ok, this is getting silly now. So let us make it clear. There has been NO bid for Saido. That's it. Carry on everyone #wba
The 'fake' tweet has since been deleted.
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Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.
The 28-year-old full-back started his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before going on to play for Racing Santander, as well as Padova, Bologna and Verona in Italy.
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