West Brom are reportedly set to terminate Brendan Galloway’s season-long loan spell early and send the defender back to Everton.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Galloway will return to Goodison Park after losing his first-team place at the Hawthorns.
West Brom beat a number of clubs including Championship leaders Newcastle to Galloway’s signature in late August.
However, the 20-year-old has played just four games for the Baggies since then with his last appearance coming against West Ham on September 17.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has instead deployed natural right-back Allan Nyom on the left-hand side of his defence in recent weeks.
Everton are likely to be unhappy with Galloway’s lack of first-team action given the loan was designed to aid the youngster’s development.
The Telegraph claims the Toffees are set to speak to West Brom about Galloway’s situation, with an early termination of the loan a likely outcome.
That would allow West Brom to sign another player on loan in January, while a number of Championship clubs are likely to be interested in signing Galloway until the end of the season.
That said, Ronald Koeman may decide to keep Galloway on Merseyside given Leighton Baines’ injury problems and Bryan Oviedo’s patchy form.