West Bromwich Albion are looking to bolster their attacking options with the signing of Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa on a loan deal, according to The Birmingham Mail.
The Baggies have already added Jay Rodriguez to the squad at the Hawthorns this summer but boss Tony Pulis is keen to add further firepower before the start of the season next weekend.
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Musa, a £17 million signing from CSKA Moscow last summer, has hardly played during his time at the Foxes and has been subject of interest from abroad.
Turkish giants Fenerbahce are said to have tabled a £16 million bid for the Nigeria international, yet the player’s agent has confirmed Musa is desperate to stay and prove his worth in England.
If the 24-year-old is granted his wish, then a move to West Brom would seem increasingly likely given Leicester’s recent transfer business.
The Foxes captured Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho in a £25 million deal earlier this week, taking the number of strikers at the club to six.
The new man joins Musa, Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani in the battle of the striking role at the King Power Stadium this summer – and manager Craig Shakespeare will be keen to trim at least one of those names from the squad before the window closes at the end of this month.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis could well be looking at finding a replacement for Saido Berahino, who finally left the Midlands outfit for Stoke City in January after a much-publicised row with the club.
Bringing in a player like Musa, who is quick, direct and has an eye for goal, could well fill that gap in the squad at the Hawthorns and help the team try and improve on an incredibly successful season last year.
West Brom entertain Bournemouth on the opening day of the new season while Leicester travel to Arsenal.