Southampton and Brighton in talks over Ahmed Musa free transfer as West Brom 'pull out of hunt for ex-Leicester striker'

AHMED MUSA could choose between Southampton, Brighton and Burnley – after West Brom reportedly turned down the chance to sign Leicester's former record buy.

The £16.6 million Nigeria striker has seemingly not done enough to impress Baggies boss Sam Allardyce during a week's trial.

But at least three other Premier League teams,  plus his old club CSKA Moscow, are said to be keen on the 28-year-old.

The Express and Star say second-bottom West Brom tested out Musa but have limited scope financially.

That's mainly because Allardyce was so busy adding to their wage bill in the January transfer window.

Versatile England star Ainsley Maitland-Niles headed the incoming list, on loan from Arsenal.

But four other players also arrived as the Baggies bid to bridge the 11-point gap to Prem safety.


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Turkey midfielder Okay Yukuslu was borrowed from Celta Vigo, while Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne signed from Galatasaray.

Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass was recruited from West ham.

And Andy Lonergan, 37, signed a short-term deal after being a back-up keeper for Liverpool and most recently Stoke.


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