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West Brom looking to complete stunning January deal for a top-class forward

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It has certainly been a busy January transfer window for Premier League clubs.

Virgil van Dijk, Philippe Coutinho and Ross Barkley got us off to a blistering start early on and then Monday brought the biggest announcement yet.

Alexis Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal in his place; one of the biggest swap deals in the history of football.

There aren't many days left in the month, but a number of high-profile deals could still be pulled off.

Surprisingly, one Premier League club who could be involved in a sensational deal is the division's 19th placed club; West Brom.

The Baggies and Alan Pardew are knowingly in the market for a new forward, having scored just 19 times so far this season - the third lowest tally.

Well, they may be about to answer the calls from their fans, with the Times reporting that they're looking to complete a truly stunning January deal.

THE BAGGIES MEAN BUSINESS

Who for? None other than Andre Schurrle, with the former Chelsea man struggling to find his feet at Borussia Dortmund.

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The German international is actually the club's record signing, arriving for £27m from Wolfsburg back in 2016.

He commands a pretty huge wage packet of £140,000-a-week, but Dortmund would be willing to subside part of his salary in order to get him off their books.

However, there could be one stumbling block for the Baggies.

The Times write: West Brom have opened talks with Dortmund, but are struggling to complete the deal at present because they need to shift players from their wage bill before making any new signings."

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Apparently, West Brom's increase in their wage bill does not abide by the rules, so they will have to sell in the coming days if they're to get Schurrle.

Could this be the perfect excuse to offload Manchester City and Arsenal target Jonny Evans?

Well, they have a lot of options at the back to cover for him and signing Schurrle could be the difference in them staying up. Food for thought.

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