West Brom are losing out to Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in the race for Shola Ameobi.
The Baggies had agreed a contract in principle with the former Newcastle United forward, but either side has yet to activate the deal.
But Palace are believed to have offered better terms and, with Albion only considering him a stop-gap capture, there may be no further offer from the Hawthorns.
Boss Tony Pulis knows his strengths, having taken him on loan to Stoke City in 2008. Ameobi played six times for the Potters, including three starts.
But the remainder of his career in England was spent with his hometown club Newcastle, for whom he made more than 350 appearances.
The 33-year-old is a free agent having ended his contract with Turkish side Gaziantep, after the club suffered financial problems.4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. Men, eat this fruit & you will get a bigger penis size. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.