Reports: Tottenham 'unlikely' to make £20m bid for 8-goal Premier League striker

Saido Berahino Albion

Reports today suggest that Tottenham won't be chasing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino this month.

With eight goals in 20 appearances for West Bromwich Albion, Saido Berahino has become hot property as we enter the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old striker, originally from Burundi, emigrated to Birmingham at the age of 10, and recently earned a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad after his bright start to life this season.

Berahino is known for his pace and movement off the shoulder of the last man, and he's enjoyed some success with that style this term.

His exploits with the Baggies have led to reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, with new West Brom boss Tony Pulis allegedly willing to sell his star striker in order to raise funds for other areas of the team.

A £20m price tag is reportedly on Berahino's head, and Liverpool are believed to be leading the race for his signature as Brendan Rodgers tries to find anyone who can score goals.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking for the same thing, but the Daily Mail have today reported that the Argentine 'has no plans' to make a bid for Berahino.

They also report that Burnley's Danny Ings and Southampton's Jay Rodriguez could be higher priorities than Berahino if Pochettino does move for another forward, though that could depend on whether Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado leave the club.

With Berahino allegedly interested in a move away from The Hawthorns, it seems that a move to Liverpool is far more likely than a deal with Tottenham.

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