Crystal Palace want QPR midfielder Joey Barton and are lining up a £750000 move for Reading winger Jimmy Kebe.
Manager Ian Holloway wants to add Premier League experience to his squad and sees Barton as someone who can galvanise his team while Kebe 29 can add much-needed pace.
Holloway who remains in the chase for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner despite West Brom's interest in the Dane has admitted finding the right players is becoming increasingly stressful.
Barton 30 has impressed in the Championship since returning from a loan with Marseille and is available for around £3m.
Holloway also has interest in West Brom's Peter Odemwingie but the 32-year-old looks more likely to join Swansea.
West Brom are considering loans for Marseille's Jordan Ayew and Morgan Amalfitano.