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Baggies chase former Brazil and Senegal strikers

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West Bromwich Albion are leading the chase for former Brazilian international Ewerthon, according to skysports.com.

The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer after he left Brazilian club Palmeiras earlier this month.

Ewerthon has spent much of his playing career in Europe, notably Germany and Spain.

He played more than 100 games for both Borussia Dortmund and Real Zaragoza and scoring 47 and 48 league goals respectively.

He spent 2010 with Palmeiras and scored seven goals in 21 games but it is now thought that he wants to come back to Europe for one last payday.

The player will not require a work permit due to the fact he has a Spanish passport and West Brom are believed to be in pole position to sign the striker. This is despite reported interest from Birmingham, Blackburn, Sunderland and West Ham.

His British agent Barry McIntosh told skysports.com: "A number of Premier League clubs are looking at him, and we are very hopeful a deal will be done soon.

"During his time with Dortmund and Zaragoza, a host of Premier League clubs were very keen to get him, but at that time he could not get a work permit and he did not have European citizenship.


 

"Now that has changed and he is available on free transfer. He has many good options in England.

"The player also has offers to return to Germany and Spain, but he didn't want to finish his career having not played in England and sees now as the ideal time to fulfil that.

"He is keen to get the deal done, but there is not the urgency like some deals as he can sign outside the window."

Meanwhile, the Baggies have also been linked with a move for Blackburn badboy El-Hadji Diouf. It seems, however, that they are not the only ones who want to take the troublesome striker out of Rovers' hands.

Diouf's agent Willie McKay has confirmed Konyaspor have made an offer for the former Bolton and Sunderland man and that the player is weighing up his options.

"Konyaspor have made a bid to Blackburn for El Hadji," McKay told skysports.com.

"There has been a lot of interest in El-Hadji in England and across Europe as Blackburn have indicated they would be willing to let him move on for a minimal fee.

"El-Hadji's first preference would be to stay in England, but he is seriously considering the offer from Konyaspor.

"El-Hadji would be a top signing for someone in this transfer window as he has played at the highest level for club and country and he is player who not only scores goals, but creates a lot of goals as well."

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