WANDERERS have made a shock move for former West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

The Nigeria international, who has been a free agent since the summer, will meet with club officials tonight, with medical tests planned for tomorrow.

Now 35, the former Stoke City and Lokomotiv Moscow front man is due to train at Lostock over the weekend and could complete a deal before Monday’s game at Bury.

Odemwingie’s last competitive football came in a loan spell at Bristol City last season, where he scored two goals against the Whites in their 6-0 defeat at Ashton Gate in March. He was then offered a trial at Hull City by Steve Bruce in the summer which collapsed after the manager resigned.

The striker has stated publicly he was willing to drop wage demands to League One levels to earn a contract somewhere, and speaking earlier this week hinted that move could be on the cards.

“It's tough being a free agent but I'm in great shape and hopefully a move should happen this week,” he told the BBC.

“Mentally and physically I feel strong, when your body and heart is perfectly prepared then you wouldn't lack the right motivation to succeed.

“As you grow older it becomes tougher in football, you only need someone to believe in you and willing to take a chance.

“I still have a lot to offer a team and I only need to show what I can do somewhere for people to believe that.”

Odemwingie has had a colourful career, boasting 38 Premier League goals, playing at two World Cup finals. He has often been portrayed as an outspoken character, once engaging in a public row with his club West Brom after a transfer deadline day move to QPR had fallen flat.

Wanderers sit third in League One after Tuesday night’s impressive 2-0 victory over Millwall but a move for the Nigerian star at this stage of the campaign would be a clear statement of promotion intent to the rest of the division.

The club shelved a move for 35-year-old former Everton and England midfielder Leon Osman last week and have also examined free agent options in defence.

Belgium international Roland Lamah is another pedigree name to have trained with the club in recent weeks, the left winger looking for a new challenge after leaving Hungarian club Ferencvaros.

Lamah, capped five times at senior level, spent time on loan at Swansea City in the Premier League three years ago and has also played for Anderlecht and Osasuna.