Baggies leading Vaughan race

The Wales international is available on a free transfer and the

Baggies have held preliminary talks with the 28-year-old, according

to the Express & Star, with Vaughan keen on a move to The

Hawthorns. He has also spoken to Steve Bruce’s Black Cats and

Scottish champions Rangers, as well as being offered a new deal by

Blackpool after sweeping the board in their end-of-season awards.

But it is believed that Albion gaffer Roy Hodgson, who has already

signed defender Gareth McAuley on a free transfer from Ipswich, is

now at the front of the queue to sign the former Crewe schemer,

with a three-year deal reportedly on the table at The Hawthorns.

Vaughan had previously said: “These last two years at Bloomfield

Road have been great and have probably been the best years of my

career, so hopefully wherever I may be next year – if it’s

Blackpool or not – I can keep my form going. “I don’t know what the

future holds just yet but if I do go somewhere else I will take

away nothing but happy memories.”