The Sheffield Wednesday-linked free agent Ahmed Musa was a target for the Owls boss Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion, according to The Birmingham Mail.

Football Insider claims that Wednesday are ‘lining up a move’ for the Nigerian.

And the website adds that the Owls are ‘keeping close tabs on Musa’s situation as they plot an out-of-window deal’ – though SWN understands that the 28-year-old cannot be registered to play until January, having been released by Al-Nassr after the deadline passed for English clubs.

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Nevertheless, it is perhaps no surprise to see Musa’s name mentioned in connection with a move to Hillsborough after Pulis’s arrival last week.

The Birmingham Mail reported in August 2017 that the former West Brom manager was ‘expected to step up his interest’ in the then Leicester City forward, after the Foxes signed Kelechi Iheanacho.

But no such move materialised and West Brom turned instead to Oliver Burke, now of Sheffield United.

Musa was loaned to his former club CKSA Moscow the following January and sold to Al-Nassr for around £15 million later that year – representing a loss of around £2.5m for Leicester, according to Transfermarkt.

25 goals or assists in 57 games later, Musa finds himself free to a good home and his pace, trickery and versatility could make him a useful addition to a Wednesday attack that is currently short of bodies.

The Owls are without Josh Windass for the next three games through suspension, while Jack Marriott may have played his final game for the club due to injury.

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Marriott was a late alternative to the West Brom striker Kenneth Zohore.

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