West Brom are not pursuing a deal to sign former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, according to the Birmingham Mail.

On Thursday, The Sun reported that the Baggies are eyeing a “shock” move to sign the 36-year-old forward, who is a free agent after leaving Paraguayan club Olimpia in the summer.

It was reported that Slaven Bilic had held talks about signing Adebayor if he cannot agree deals for his preferred striker targets.

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However, much to the relief of many West Brom fans, the Birmingham Mail has rubbished the link to the Togolese striker.

It is understood that there is “no substance” to The Sun’s claim and Adebayor is not one of Bilic’s targets.

That doesn’t mean Bilic does not need a new striker.

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West Brom have already played four matches this season and are preparing for their fifth when they take on Chelsea at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

It is crazy to think that Albion’s strikeforce is no better than the one that struggled to score goals in last season’s successful promotion bid with none of Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu or Kenneth Zohore starting the first two Premier League matches of the campaign.

Adebayor would’ve been a terrible addition to an already-weak strikeforce so we’re glad that the report by The Sun has been rubbished by the local media.

But Bilic and Luke Dowling need to work out a cure to West Brom’s lack of goals from the strikers before the transfer window closes next month.

Otherwise, an already tough season could become even tougher for Bilic’s men.

In other West Brom news, Albion and Aston Villa are keen on this 22-year-old forward.

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