West Brom have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne, according to The Express

Over the weekend, The Daily Mail reported that Albion were in talks with the striker but as we have found out this month, talks do not mean that a deal will occur.

However, The Express now claim that the Turkish giants have identified a replacement for Diagne which would suggest they could be close to letting the 29-year-old leave.

The report claims that Galatasaray are now targeting Mostafa Mohamed, a striker they previously had a bid turned down for this month.

They could return with a better offer if they are expecting some money to come their way in the near future.

The report also states that the two clubs are back in talks over a deal for Diagne and that there is fresh hope that the transfer can be agreed.

This will come as a huge boost to Sam Allardyce with Robert Snodgrass remaining the only significant transfer of the window so far.

After Big Sam claimed that he would be bringing in plenty of players this month is it disappointing to only have Snodgrass and back up keeper Andy Lonergan come through the door.

However, it now looks as if the club are closer than ever to securing the services of a new striker and following last weekend’s win against Wolves it looks as if things are finally looking up at The Hawthorns.

Of Course, there is still a long way to go in this transfer saga with nothing reportedly agreed yet.

But you can’t help but join the dots when Galatasaray are seemingly expecting their forward to leave.

In other West Brom news, Baggies suffer blow as January loan move ruled out for target

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