West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic has praised Domingos Quina but was coy about his interest in signing the Watford midfielder, with claims Fulham have also entered the race to take the youngster on loan.

The Baggies boss knows the 20-year-old well from their time together at West Ham and is thought to be keen on adding the Portuguese to his squad to aid their push for promotion back to the Premier League.

However, the Athletic is reporting Championship rivals Fulham have also made an approach for the player, who is available to leave Vicarage Road on a temporary basis until the end of the campaign.

In comments reported by the Birmingham Mail, Bilic said of Quina: “I love Domingos, I had him at West Ham a few years ago. Of course, he is very talented, very good.

“But we also have players like Rekeem Harper here that I expect to step up.”