Steve Clarke is ready to let Chris Wood leave the Hawthorns in January with Millwall ready to complete a permanent £1 million deal for the New Zealand international.
West Brom head coach Clarke will reluctantly allow the 20-year-old striker to move on from The Hawthorns unless Chelsea make a move to recall Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku from a season-long loan.
Clarke has a powerful array of strikers to call upon, with Shane Long, Peter Odemwingie, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Markus Rosenberg all competing for places along with Lukaku and he is happy to continue with the quintet.
"It's part of the job and if I didn't want to try and juggle five strikers, I wouldn't have them. You can't have enough good strikers," said Clarke, who will consult with technical and sporting director Dan Ashworth on the long-term future of Wood in the coming weeks.
It is the strength in the striking department that prompted Clarke to allow Wood to move to Millwall on an emergency loan in September. The striker has made a huge impact with the Championship club, scoring six goals in 11 games.
Wood has made no secret of the fact he feels it is time in his career to find another permanent home and Millwall chairman John Berylson is reportedly in negotiations with Albion to finalise a deal.
Millwall are ready to offer a two-and-a-half year contract, but are trying to negotiate a deal on the fee. Albion value the player at £1 million but Millwall cannot afford to make the total payment and want a staggered deal with around £500,000 up front and the rest in add-ons.