Pulis knows he could lose one of his most cultured players
Tony Pulis is open to offers for Nacer Chadli as West Bromwich Albion brace themselves for a sizeable bid from Swansea.
Swansea are expected to put an end to one of the most protracted transfer sagas of this window by selling Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton this week.
“It’s been publicised that Swansea are interested in Nacer – if they are, we’ll deal with Swansea,” Pulis said.
“At the moment Nacer is with us and I hope he stays with us.”
Pulis and Chadli fell out after the Belgian refused to attend the gruelling pre-season training camp in Austria, preferring to complete his own fitness programme at home.
Chadli was left on the bench during Albion’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
But Pulis insists “there’s no problem with Nacer”.
“You have your ups and downs like every family, but Nacer has trained hard this week and he’s worked well,” Pulis said.
Chadli became the club’s record signing when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur for £13 million just over a year ago.
The 28-year-old made a storming start to his Albion career, scoring four goals and assisting two in his first five games.
His early season form earned a recall to the Belgium national team, but Chadli lost his way and never really reproduced his best after undergoing knee surgery in November.
Pulis certainly isn’t entertaining at this stage the idea of building a team around Chadli.
“Who Nas?! Let’s just get our players in first and decide then from who we bring in and what we bring in,” Pulis said.
“I’m excited at the opportunity of trying to get some of these players in.
“I hope and pray that we can do it and then it will give everyone a great fillip.”