West Brom to sign Sako on short-term deal
West Bromwich Albion are ready to strengthen their attacking force with the signing of free agent Bakary Sako on a short-term contract, according to Daily Mail.
The Malian forward has been training with the Baggies since he left Crystal Palace following the expiry of his contract at the end of last season.
However, Darren Moore is looking to boost his side’s chances of gaining promotion to the English top-flight with the 30-year-old who scored six goals in 19 matches in the 2017-18 campaign.
West Brom are placed third in the Championship with five wins from nine games.
Fulham plot £18m Cornet swoop
Fulham are preparing to make an £18 million bid for Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet in January, the Sun reports.
The Cottagers are ready to open talks for Cote d’Ivoire international who was on their radar this summer.
Cornet’s starring role for the Lyon this summer has convinced the Premier League club after helping the Ligue 1 side stun Manchester City In Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League outing.
Lille confirm Barca interest in Pepe
Lille owner Gerard Lopez has confirmed Barcelona’s interest in Nicolas Pepe, and suggests the club may be forced to sell him in January.
Pepe has scored four goals already this season, including a stunning hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Amiens, with reports claiming Manchester United are among the clubs to be keen.
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Leeds United monitor Kasimpasa’s Diagne
English Championship outfit Leeds United are still interested in signing Kasimpasa attacker Mbaye Diagne in January, reports Turkish Football .
After failing to land the Senegalese forward this summer, the Elland Road outfit are keen on the services of the 26-year-old who is understood to be valued at a bargain £3.6 million.
Diagne has been in top form in the Turkish Super Lig this campaign with seven goals in five league games for the Apaches.