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Club reportedly line up move for free Owls target Ahmed Musa after West Brom rejection

According to Aspor, Galatasaray are moving to sign reported Sheffield Wednesday target Ahmed Musa six weeks after West Bromwich Albion snubbed him.

The 95-cap Nigeria international is a current free agent.

Musa has been heavily linked with a move to England after a former spell at Leicester City.

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A report by Football Insider back in November claimed Wednesday were keen on him, while TEAMtalk cited city rivals Sheffield United as also a club monitoring his situation.

But the club closest to signing him in January was West Brom.

The Baggies scheduled a medical for the attacker late on in the transfer window. However, West Brom boss Sam Allardyce pulled the plug at the last minute on a potential deal.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the West Brom boss said the finances were no longer in line after the Baggies had strengthened their attacking options with other additions.

Musa, who once cost Leicester £16 million, no doubt has plenty of talent.

Wednesday have been desperate for goals this season in the Championship, scoring only 26 times in 36 games making them the second lowest scorers in the league.

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The Owls were linked with Musa while Tony Pulis was in charge of the club.

Pulis openly admitted his side lacked pace and width in counter situations, and seeked to strengthen the Owls’ squad with several moves in the January transfer window.

The Welshman, however, was dismissed over the December festive period.

Musa’s dream of a return to England now looks to be over, but the latest reports from Turkey suggests he will be offered a move to Galatasaray under experienced coach Faith Terim.

Also see: Report: Owls line up move for youngster following successful trial

Also see: ‘Gutted; Marvellous job’: Owls boss responds to Chris Wilder’s departure at Bramall Lane

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