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West Brom to move for Milan defender

West Brom to move for Milan defender


by Jon Rogers

23rd January 2014 8:20am GMT


West Bromwich Albion are set to make a January deadline move for AC Milan defender Cristian Zaccardo.

Baggies boss Pepe Mel has put a striker at the top of his wish list with Shane Long leaving for Hull and Nicolas Anelka facing an FA ban following his controversial Quenelle gesture.

But Mel is ready to shore up his defence with Albion aiming to make sure of Premier League survival.

The expeirienced Zaccardo, 32, has been targeted - but Mel may have to sell before he can buy players in before the end of the month.

Zaccardo’s agent Alessandro Moggi, insisted that the player could leave Italy in January.

Moggi said: “There are still 10 days until the end of the market, anything can happen.

“I can only say that there have been some approaches.”

Zaccardo can play at right-back or as a central defender, but he is only 12 months into a three-and-a-half-year contract at Milan,

So Albion are more likely to push for a loan deal for Zaccardo who has 17 caps for Italy and ws part of the their World Cup winning squad in 2006.

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