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West Brom make contact over Mislav Orsic

By Joseph Masi | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Contact has been made between Albion and the representatives of Mislav Orsic – with the forward one of three attacking players Slaven Bilic is interested in signing.

Dinamo Zagreb winger Mislav Orsic. Picture credit: Vyacheslav Evdokimov.

Bilic would like to bolster his forward options with two players this month – with the boss having initially drawn up a shortlist of players which has now been reduced to just three names.

Croatian international Orsic – who plays for Dynamo Zagreb – is understood to be Albion's primary target with the 27-year-old having already scored 17 goals this season.

Five of those have come in the Champions League with Orsic netting a hat-trick against Atalanta and also scoring against Rosenborg and Shakhtar.

Zagreb are believed to want around £9million for the forward who made his international debut in September last year.

Talks between Albion's and Orsic's representatives are ongoing with a bid expected to be imminent.

Speaking at a press conference last week, Bilic confirmed his interest in signing his fellow countryman – with the move for Orsic having hotted up after Grady Diangana suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury.

"Orsic is a good player, of course he is a good player," Bilic said.

"He made his mark at Dinamo Zagreb, not only in the league but also in the Champions League.

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"He has scored four or five goals in the Champions League - a hat-trick against Atalanta.

"He broke into the national team and we have a hell of a national team – not an average one, we have a good national team.

"We are interested in him, yes. Is it going to happen? Who knows, we'll see."

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

West Bromwich Albion reporter.

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