West Bromwich Albion have asked Espanyol about Raúl de Tomás, according to Sunday’s edition of AS.

The Catalan club, who were relegated from La Liga last season, paid in excess of €20m to sign the striker from Benfica in January. 

It’s claimed the Spanish side have only contemplated selling the 25-year-old in the final days of the transfer window. 

Online, AS explain the Baggies asked Espanyol about the frontman’s situation on Monday and provide more details about his possible exit. 

De Tomás’ teammate Marc Roca is close to completing a permanent move to Bayern Munich and has already travelled to Germany to undergo his medical with the treble winners. 

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Espanyol’s salary constraints will be resolved with Roca’s impending exit, and therefore, they don’t consider allowing De Tomás to go out on loan.

They ‘have only contemplated a sale’ and have set the attacker’s asking price at €30m. 

Even though Slaven Bilić would like West Brom to bring in a new striker, AS are of the belief the English club are not financially powerful enough to sign De Tomás.