Berahino in demand, but no bids yet for WBA striker

Date published: Friday 8th January 2016 11:49

Saido Berahino: Tottenham have first option on West Brom striker

Tony Pulis claims five clubs are interested in signing Saido Berahino, but admitted West Brom have not received a bid for the striker this month.

Berahino wanted to leave the Hawthorns in the summer with Tottenham making a number of bids for the player, which were turned down by the Baggies.

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace stood firm, resulting in Berahino threatening to never play for the club again while Peace was at the helm.

Berahino, who has been a bit-part player for Albion this term, was “lucky to be on the bench”, according to Pulis, for the Boxing Day defeat at Swansea.

The 22-year-old’s attitude has improved since, but the forward still looks destined for a move away from the Hawthorns this month with Tottenham, Newcastle and Stoke believed to be among the interested parties.

“It’s pure speculation (Berahino). The best thing to do is if and when anything happens we will all talk about it then because again it is pure speculation,” said Pulis at his Friday press conference.

“Things are bubbling behind the scenes, but nothing’s come to the surface.

“I’m out with the chairman tonight – he hasn’t paid recently – and I’ll discuss everything including Saido and incoming players with him and I’ll ring you straight after and let you know how we get on.

“Jeremy (Peace) will decide. I had my views in the summer, Jeremy’s got his views. The chairman runs the football club when it comes to the finances, and it’s his decision in the end.

“But no, there’s nothing imminent.”

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