West Bromwich Albion are now added to the fight to sign Birmingham City midfielder Jordan James.

The freshest news on this chase comes from Italy, where there’s been big coverage because of Atalanta’s interest in the player.

Corriere Della Sera today features a short paragraph about it, updating the list of suitors for the transfer.

There, West Brom get a mention, along with the likes of Newcastle United, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion and Fiorentina.

It’s said this competition is only growing and making it more difficult for Atalanta, with the list ‘longer by the hour’.

James’ situation has indeed become a little January saga, with recent updates claiming Birmingham City even ‘put brakes on’ his departure.

The Blues are said to be demanding €10m for the Welsh player, and the word in Italy had been that the Serie A side want a bargain by offering €5m.

Either way, it seems West Brom are being brave to put on a fight against all those top division sides for the signing. Their chances seem low.