Robson to wait on Dindane
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom will make a decision on Anderlecht ace Aruna Dindane in January.West Brom will make a decision on whether to press on with their previous interest in Anderlecht ace Aruna Dindane in January.
The Ivory Coast international was a firm target for former Baggies boss Gary Megson and has repeatedly been linked with a £5 million switch to The Hawthorns.
Following Bryan Robson's appointment as Megson's successor, the rumours of the striker's possible capture in the New Year have refused to ebb away.
Dindane's agent has refuted suggestions that West Brom have first option on the forward but the Premiership side are prepared to sanction the transfer.
The decision on whether to purchase the African now lies with Robson, who is assessing the merits of Dindane.
Robson admits that it is a 50-50 call as he will not add Dindane to his ranks, if his current crop of strikers are banging in the goals.
"I've seen Dindane once but we are still making assessments," commented Robson.
"I've spoken to the chairman and he has said that no-one will do anything until we have spoken again.
"I will make my own judgements on players. As a manager you are making assessments all the time.
"If we get to January and find that Kanu, Geoff Horsfield, Rob Earnshaw and Rob Hulse are scoring then why do we need another goalscorer?"
Meanwhile, Robson has also been linked with Juventus' defensive duo Igor Tudor and Mark Iuliano, with the Baggies chief purported to be looking to strengthen his back-line.
Tudor and Iuliano have both been peripheral figures since Fabio Capello took charge at Stadio Delle Alpi and could be tempted by moves to The Premiership.
Iuliano, in particular, may be offloaded as he is out of contract at the end of the season and Juve could opt to net a nominal transfer fee for his services.