West Bromwich Albion have opened talks with Metz regarding a potential loan move for Habib Diallo, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (27/9; page 61).
The Baggies proved a point on Saturday after a tough start to the campaign. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold onto their 3-0 lead against Chelsea and had to settle for a draw.
The game saw Callum Robinson bag an impressive brace. Nevertheless, it is little surprise to see Slaven Bilic continue his search for a new striker with the deadline looming.
And it appears that Diallo is near the top of his wishlist at this stage.
According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (27/9; page 61), the Baggies are discussing a loan move for the 25-year-old, who is keen to move to the Premier League.
It is noted that Metz want a large loan fee for Diallo. However, the report adds that that would be taken off a £20 million fee next summer should West Brom want to keep the forward permanently.
Diallo is yet to score in Ligue 1 this season. He did however, bag 12 goals in the top flight last season. So he may prove to be a shrewd signing for the Baggies.
West Brom arguably cannot afford to let the window close without a new striker coming in. And with low-cost options likely to be in short supply, a loan move for Diallo could prove a very fine piece of business.