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Owls have second chance to sign former £16m ace as West Brom reportedly pull out of deal

According to the Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion have backed out of a deal to sign reported Sheffield Wednesday target Ahmed Musa on a free transfer.

The Nigeria international is still without a club after leaving Al Nassr.

A return to CSKA Moscow was reportedly on the cards, before late interest from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion saw him begin training with the Baggies.

Sam Allardyce was keen to bolster his side’s attacking options in January.

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But according to the Express and Star, West Brom have now turned down the chance to sign him as they feel they have better options already at the club.

The situation gives the Owls another chance to sign Musa after their initial interest.

Football Insider claimed back in November how Wednesday were keen to sign him, while TEAMtalk cited bitter rivals Sheffield United as fellow suitors for the Nigerian.

Musa can operate out wide or through the middle as a centre forward.

The 28-year-old once cost Leicester City some £16 million back in 2016. However, he made just a handful of appearances for the Foxes before departing the club.

Wednesday are starting to gain momentum in their bid for Championship survival.

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Under the guidance of Neil Thompson, the Owls have won four of their past six league matches and their recent victory saw them move out of the bottom three ahead of Derby County.

Scoring goals is still an issue, and Musa could be that added inspiration to help the Owls over the line in what will be a tight race for survival come the end of the season.

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