It seems a Monk-Bartley reunion could be cast aside as West Brom now look favourites to sign the highly rated centre back.
It appears Craig Dawson is set to leave The Hawthorns this window and Bartley certainly fits the bill as they are ‘trying harder right now’ to gain his services, writes Alan Nixon.
Garry Monk is a huge admirer of the 27-year-old as he knows him very well from his time at Swansea City and Leeds United.
Blues fans will be hoping the Englishman has his eyes set on a reunion as he was very much a fan favourite at the back during his impressive loan stint in 2013-14.
Keep your eyes peeled for the suspected Dawson move, as this is very much a two-horse race, with Leeds slipping behind the two Midland clubs.
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