Georgios Samaras is set to leave West Brom on loan as Tony Pulis' clearout continues.

The former Celtic striker and Greece international is expected to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal on a six-month deal with a view to a permanent move.

He signed a two-year deal in the summer after joining on a free from the Parkhead club, but has made just eight substitute appearances, all without scoring.

Samaras is the latest player to be trimmed from the Baggies' squad during Pulis' January overhaul.

Fellow-summer signing Silvestre Varela, who was on loan from Porto, has joined Parma, and Sebastian Blanco is on the verge of moving to San Lorenzo in Argentina.

The futures of £10million record signing Brown Ideye and defender Jason Davidson are also in doubt.

Head coach Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine last month, continues to chase Wigan's Callum McManaman and has a serious interest in Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher.