Tottenham facing deadline-day frustration

Date published: Tuesday 1st September 2015 11:15

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Tottenham are still chasing West Brom striker Saido Berahino but look set to miss out on Victor Wanyama, Cheikhou Kouyate and Ayoze Perez.

Tottenham last week signed South Korea forward Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, following up the captures of Clinton N’Jie, Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer, but Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear that he still wants to add another out-and-out striker to his squad to support Harry Kane.

Spurs are set to make a final bid for Berahino, but West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace released a statement last week in which he made it clear that the England Under-21 star would not be sold in this transfer window.

The Baggies could yet be tempted to sell if Spurs offer close to their £25million valuation of Berahino, with Tony Pulis said to be chasing the likes of James Wilson and Jon Walters, but the north London club appear to be considering alternatives and could make a £15million bid for Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez, according to the Daily Mail. However, Sky Sports claims the Magpies have already ruled out a sale.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, claims Spurs have had a £15million bid for Cheikhou Kouyate rejected by West Ham, while Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is ‘adamant’ that Wanyama will not be sold, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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Son and N’Jie have strengthened Tottenham’s options in the wide positions, but it is imperative that a striker is signed to share the burden with Kane, particularly if Pochettino plans to take the Europa League seriously.

If West Brom refuse to do business for Berahino and Perez proves unobtainable, who can Spurs get? Might they consider a late bid for QPR’s Charlie Austin? They certainly need somebody…

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