Spurs get Saido promise – with Eriksen set to sign

Mark Holmes
Saido Berahino: Tottenham have first option on West Brom striker

Tottenham are reported to have been given first refusal on signing West Brom’s Saido Berahino this summer, while Christian Eriksen is close to agreeing a new contract.

Spurs failed with several offers for Berahino last summer but did not bother with another bid in the January transfer window after West Brom made it clear the forward would not be sold.

However, with Newcastle United and Stoke City also showing an interest in Berahino, the Sunday People says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has struck a gentleman’s agreement with his West Brom counterpart Jeremy Peace that means the north Londoners will be informed of any offers for the England Under-21 international and given the opportunity to match them.

Berahino himself is said to favour a move to White Hart Lane, with Peace apparently willing to allow Spurs concessions over a timescale of any payment to help the 22-year-old get his wish.

The Sunday Mirror, meanwhile, claims Eriksen is close to putting pen to paper on a three-year contract extension until the summer of 2021.

The Denmark playmaker has been in superb form in recent weeks, helping the Lilywhites up to second in the Premier League table.