Free-agent forward Ahmed Musa is set to start training with West Brom from Monday, according to the Telegraph.

John Percy has reported that Sam Allardyce is still considering offering a deal to the Nigerian international, and will offer him a week of training to prove himself.

The 28-year-old has been without a club since leaving Saudi side Al Nassr and has only played for Nigeria since then.

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This is a different story to what has been reported elsewhere.

It was suggested by the Daily Mail this weekend that the Baggies have applied for a UK visa for Musa, who is eager to move to The Hawthorns.

Should that go through, a medical is said to be in place for Wednesday before supposedly confirming his switch until the end of the season.

Percy reports that the Baggies were also considering a move for Benteke, but his huge wages will make that switch unlikely this month.

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Smart from Sam.

Allardyce would be logical to allow Musa through the doors for a week before jumping into a decision that could ultimately backfire.

The 28-year-old has failed in the Premier League with Leicester before and hasn’t exactly set the world alight since leaving the Foxes.

Musa hasn’t scored or delivered an assist since August for club or country, and the Albion need players who are going to hit the ground running.

The gap to survival is already six points, and Allardyce needs to be certain Musa is the man to change that before offering him this deal.

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