Report: West Brom still interested in Fenerbahce star Josef De Souza

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion at John Smith's Stadium on...

West Brom failed with an approach to sign Brazilian in the summer.

Fenerbahce's Josef de Souza (R) vies with Galatasaray's Sinan Gumus (L) during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at the Fenerbahce Ulker...

West Bromwich Albion are set to make a fresh approach for Fenerbahce midfielder Josef De Souza in the January transfer window.

The Baggies were unable to sign De Souza in the summer despite making an offer of £10.6 million, but they are likely to return with an improved bid, as reported by the Daily Mail.

A defensive-minded midfielder who is also capable of filling in at right-back if required, De Souza is vastly experienced and has previously been capped by Brazil.

Fenerbahce's Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza (L) celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Galatasaray during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between...

West Brom are eager to strengthen their squad following a miserable start to the season that has left them in 16th place in the Premier League.

Manager Tony Pulis is under intense pressure, especially with West Brom facing a challenging upcoming schedule which includes games against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Although West Brom brought in Grzegorz Krychowiak on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer they still lack steel in midfield and the acquisition of 28-year-old De Souza, who is capable of making precisely-timed challenges with regularity, would certainly help to address that issue.

Given that they have mustered just nine goals in the Premier League so far this season, a new striker should surely also be under consideration for West Brom.

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