West Brom media roundup: Boss's Berahino revelation, Stoke chairman raves about Pulis

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The latest media stories surrounding Premier League side West Brom.

Saido Berahino

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has revealed the Midlands club did not receive a single bid for Saido Berahino during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old striker has been in fine form overall this campaign for the Baggies - despite suffering occasional dips in his performance levels - and speculation surrounding his West Brom future intensified during the transfer window.

Pulis, however, has revealed that his side did not, in fact, receive a single phone call enquiring about the young forward.

“Yeah, he went to a game didn’t, he? He went to watch Man United play? Brilliant," Pulis told reporters.

"We didn’t have one phone call about Saido in the transfer window."

Tony Pulis

Meanwhile, the West Brom boss's former employer has been singing his praises, also according to the Mirror.

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates hired Pulis twice at the Britannia Stadium and, ahead of Stokes' Premier League meeting with the Baggies, knows all too well what the Welshman is capable of in a managerial capacity.

And Coates admits the 57-year-old is the 'go to' coach if a top-flight side is in trouble, as proved the case with Crystal Palace last season.

“Tony Pulis is the ‘go to’ man if your club is in trouble,” the Stoke chairman said.

“If I was allowed I would have had a bet. I would be very confident Tony would keep up West Brom .

“It’s not mathematically impossible they could get sucked in, but because I know him and I know what he does and how he does it, I’d back Tony.”

West Brom host Stoke at the Hawthorns at 3pm this afternoon, with Pulis ready to face his former side once again.

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