West Brom are reportedly still interested in signing Kieran Gibbs after they were rumoured to have dropped their interest, but the defender will have to lower his apparent wage demands.

West Brom manager, Tony Pulis, is reportedly still interested in signing Gibbs this summer, claims the Mirror.

However, the left-back may have to compromise on his alleged £80k-per-week wage demands.

The Baggies were previously favourites to sign the 27-year-old but they supposedly dropped their interest.

Watford stepped up and were said to be in advanced talks over a move for Gibbs but they also recently put a halt to these.

Although it was initially claimed that it was the defender’s £16m asking price that had put the Hornets off, it was later reported that it was the Englishman’s wages that had been the real obstacle, as Watford couldn’t pay him £80k-per-week, and he was allegedly refusing to lower them.

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Gibbs now has under 12 months left on his Arsenal deal so if the Gunners don’t offload him this summer, after he made just 11 Premier League appearances last season, he’ll go for free next year or will just be let go and left in limbo waiting for any club to come snap him up.

He’s currently Arsenal’s third choice left-back behind Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal, and that’s unlikely to change, especially since it doesn’t look as if the Gunners are going to offer him a new contract.

It’s a shame, as Gibbs has been at the club since he was just 14-years-old, but a move would not only be good for Arsenal, it would be beneficial for him.

Hopefully a resolution can be found soon.