DAVID Vaughan held talks with chairman Karl Oyston yesterday and is mulling over an improved offer from Blackpool.
The midfielder, whose contract runs out on June 30, has revealed Sunderland and Rangers have made contact with his agent.
But The Gazette understands that West Brom, closer to where the Welshman’s family live, could be his preferred option.
However, the Seasiders haven’t given up hope of keeping Vaughan, with manager Ian Holloway making it clear to Oyston that he should make every effort to persuade the 28-year-old to sign a fresh deal.
Holloway said: “Myself and the chairman are in total agreement over what we are talking to David about.
“I have spoken to the chairman at length about the future. He knows how much I want to keep this squad together and what needs to be done to try to achieve that.”
Stephen Crainey and Matt Gilks, also free agents, will be offered improved Pool deals as well .