Liverpool have reached an agreement with AC Milan over a £16m transfer of Italian striker Mario Balotelli
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Boss Alan Irvine insisted Georgios Samaras' experience can be vital to West Brom as they closed in on the striker.
The former Celtic hitman, who left the Hoops in the summer, is expected to hold talks with the Baggies over a free transfer.
Irvine has confirmed Albion's interest and believes the 29-year-old, who helped Greece to the last 16 of the World Cup this year, would be a major asset.