Report: West Brom open talks with Cheikh M’Bengue; no offer made to Stade Rennais

West Brom are keen on signing Cheikh M’Bengue of Rennes.

West Brom have opened talks with Cheikh M’Bengue, L’Equipe reports.

The Baggies are looking to bring in a new left-back today, before the close of the transfer window this evening.

Sebastien Pocognoli has been cast out of the first-team by Tony Pulis, and he has often utilised four centre-backs across his back line, or he has played Chris Brunt in a left-back position in which he is not overly effective.

A new full-back is a must, and Pulis is looking to push through a move for Cheikh M’Bengue of Stade Rennais.

The 27-year-old Senegalese international, M’Bengue has played 14 Ligue 1 games for Rennes this season, and is open to leaving the club to search for more playing time.

The Baggies have already held talks with M’Bengue and his representatives, hoping to reach an agreement with the player.

However, even if an agreement is reached, a move is not guaranteed as West Brom have yet to make a formal offer for the player.

They have not approached Rennes to submit a formal bid for M’Bengue, and they are running out of time to secure his signing before the passing of the deadline later this evening.

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