BOSS Sam Allardyce admitted West Bromwich Albion would be interested in a deal for Cherries striker Joshua King “if the price is within our range”.

The frontman scored his first goals of the season for the Dorset club, striking twice as Jason Tindall’s men sealed a 4-1 FA Cup third round win over Oldham at Vitality Stadium.

King has been heavily linked with a move away from the club for the past year.

Offers from Manchester United, Torino and West Ham have all been rejected in past transfer windows and reports have linked the likes of Newcastle and West Brom with a move for the Norway international this month.

And former England manager Allardyce admitted the Baggies would be interested in King to boost their Premier League survival hopes.

He told Sky Sports: “No idea what the price may be (for King) - if the price is within our range then I think we would be interested, and if it's out of our price range then we won't.

"It's a part of our process now to work tirelessly on outs and ins until the end of January.

“There's no point me beating about the bush - everybody knows what we need to do.

"We need to move players in this window, everybody does. We need to bring players in this window, everybody does.

"But no one more so than we do. We need players in more than anyone else in the Premier League to give us a chance of moving out of the position we're in."