West Brom technical director Luke Dowling:
“We are quite happy to say that we will sell Salomon Rondon. We don’t want a player that’s had a season like that staying around with us and walking away on a Bosman. Salomon has had the taste of Newcastle. He went back to a Premier League club and if he plays in England that’s where he wants to be. As we understand it Newcastle still have an interest in Salomon.
"There is interest in Salomon and I’d be surprised if there wasn’t. He’s had a good season with Newcastle – a year as a centre-forward and we all know what that means to Newcastle supporters. His season was the right way around, rather than starting great and fading, he finished the season really strongly. So if we do want to sell him that’s great for us but we’re anticipating as the weeks go on that the offers made for him might get bigger."