West Bromwich Albion have made a bid of £5m for Trabzonspor forward Hugo Rodallega, according to reports in Turkey over the weekend.

Rodallega, now 32, has plenty of experience in the Premier League previously, having played for Wigan and Fulham between 2009 and 2015.

The Colombian has been in Turkey since and signed for Trabzonspor in January last year.

To date, he’s scored 10 goals in 26 games, form that sees manager Rıza Çalımbay reluctant to lose him.

Fulham's Hugo Rodallega and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Danny Batth in action

Albion are desperate to recruit a striker before the month is out, having struggled all season for goals - a struggle that has left them in serious danger of relegation at the turn of the year.

Alan Pardew has seen his inherited squad manage just four goal in eight winless league games since he took charge in November, and has repeatedly pointed to the Baggies’ need for attacking reinforcements in the window.

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With Nacer Chadli out until March, and James Morrison suffering a set-back from his recovery from an Achilles injury, an attacking midfielder is also on the manager’s wish-list.

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Arsene Wenger has denied that Arsenal have approached West Brom over a move for captain Jonny Evans.

The Frenchman, speaking after the Gunners’ shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Nottingham Forest on Sunday, explained that the club weren’t close to signing anybody, amid claims that they’d made an enquiry for the defender.

Evans has been strongly linked with a move away from The Hawthorns this summer, and Arsenal and Manchester City - both suitors in the summer - appear to be interested once again.

He was missing with a sore foot as Albion eased past Exeter in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday - it means he hasn't won in an Albion shirt since they BEAT Arsenal back in March.

Any move to the Emirates Stadium for Evans, however, isn’t imminent revealed Wenger.

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“No,” he replied, when asked about the Northern Irishman. “I can’t give you any news on any transfer because we are not close to signing anyone.

“We signed a Greek boy, who looks quite good in training.

“But apart from that we are not on anything.”

If Albion are to conduct business of their own this month, they’ll likely have to free up wages from the existing squad.

Manager Alan Pardew has made it clear a forward is a priority, having seen his side score just four times in eight league games.