Di Matteo confirms interest in ex-United midfielder

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West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed his interest in signing former Manchester United and Aston Villa midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba.

The Odense player has held talks with the Baggies and watched them in action during Tuesday night's friendly clash at Doncaster.

"Eric has come over to talk to us but we haven't got anything to announce yet," said Di Matteo.

"It's ongoing and we hope there will be a resolution soon. He's had a good couple of years in Denmark.

"We are looking for players who have experience in the highest leagues whether it is England, Germany, Spain, Denmark or Switzerland."

Di Matteo is aware that he has to bring in more new blood before the season starts and a striker is a priority.

Roman Bednar, Luke Moore and Simon Cox are all struggling for fitness and a bid to sign Liverpool's David N'Gog on loan looks to have failed.

Di Matteo said: "It is a big concern to us at the moment. We are working on things but it's difficult. Everyone is after a striker.

"I've been saying since the end of last season that we need more players."

Ishmael Miller is the only experienced fit striker at present and Di Matteo has been linked with moves for Stoke's James Beattie and PSV Eindhoven's Marcus Berg.

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