West Brom are concerned that Nathan Ferguson will move abroad when his contract expires this summer, and so may attempt to cash in on the defender in January with both Tottenham and Crystal Palace interested.
19-year-old Ferguson has risen through the ranks at The Hawthorns, having joined the club back in 2009, and made his professional debut on the first day of the Championship season.
He has since flourished under the tutelage of Slaven Bilic, featuring in 13 games for the Baggies this season, and is attracting attention from across Europe.
However, according to The Sun, West Brom fear they will lose the teenager to a foreign club at the end of the season, which would result in them receiving minimal compensation for the deal. Instead, they may choose to offload the starlet to either Crystal Palace or Spurs in January to maximise his value.
Tottenham's interest stems from the poor performances of full-backs Serge Aurier and Danny Rose, and with Ferguson being able to play any position across the back line, he may become even more desirable to last year's Champions League finalists. But, Jose Mourinho's recent arrival at Spurs may dampen the rumours.
Meanwhile, Palace are also vying for his signature. The Eagles failed to adequately replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka and as a result, are in need of full-back reinforcements with Ferguson a potential long-term replacement.
West Brom currently sit at the top of the Championship table, five points clear of the play-off places, and potential promotion could be a factor in Ferguson's decision on whether or not to leave the Midlands.
The defender has scored one goal, got one assist and kept two clean sheets with the Baggies so far this campaign and is going from strength to strength in the Championship.