West Brom reportedly hopeful of completing Marshall and Evans deals in next 48 hours

Could West Bromwich Albion be about to significantly strengthen their back-line?

According to a report from the Express & Star, West Bromwich Albion want to make significant progress in deals for Jonny Evans and David Marshall in the next 48 hours.

The report claims that the Baggies are hopeful of a breakthrough in negotiations for Cardiff City goalkeeper Marshall, who the Bluebirds are said to rate at £5million.

Tony Pulis’s side are also said to be hopeful of making progress regarding the possible signing of Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans, who emerged as an alternative to Federico Fazio last week.

However, the Express & Star goes on to claim that the Tottenham Hotspur defender remains a target and could still end up at West Brom even if Evans does arrive.

West Brom are currently bottom of the Premier League after picking up just a single point from their opening three matches.

The Baggies lost 3-0 to Manchester City before drawing 0-0 with Watford the following week and then going down in dramatic fashion in a 3-2 thriller against Chelsea on Sunday.

There is no doubt they need more new additions and if the latest report is true, two or three could be arriving sooner rather than later.

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