Date: 24th June 2008 at 4:27pm
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West Bromwich Albion are reported to have entered the race to sign Dutchman Ferrie Bodde as Tony Mowbray is said to be keen to add the midfielder to his premiership squad.

The new interest in the hugely influential player could now firmly spark a bidding war between the Baggies and Derby County. Rams chairman Adam Pearson has yet to have matched the £2 million evaluation put on the former Ado Den Hagg player by Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins.

Tabling a deal thought to be worth up to the full asking price put forward by the club but the bid has had a lukewarm reception by the Liberty Stadium outfit.

No official bids have been tabled by the Birmingham club and Reading are rumoured to be keen on signing Bodde.