Report: West Brom to push ahead with Saido Berahino contract talks, value him far above £15 million

Saido Berahino

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

According to the Mirror, Spurs are ready to plot a move to sign Berahino in the coming days, but the Birmingham Mail has outlined West Brom’s stance on the potential transfer deal for the striker.

The Baggies intend to push ahead with contract talks for their prize asset, even though West Brom do not expect Spurs to formalise their interest into a concrete offer for Berahino.

But even if the North London club do intend to move for the 21-year-old, the reported £15 million fee they will pay - as per the Mirror report - is far below West Brom’s valuation of their player.

It is not stated at exactly which price Berahino is on the market for, but the report states that Spurs will be ‘laughed out of court’ if approaching with £15 million.

And if Berahino agrees a new deal with the Baggies, the asking price will once again raise even higher.

Manager Tony Pulis is hoping his good relationship with Berahino will aid the youngster in his decision to sign a new contract with the Midlands club, having given him advice on which agency to sign with following the ending of his contract with Aidy Ward - agent of Raheem Sterling.

Although contract talks have been mooted for many months now, with Berahino one of the most in demand English players around, it now appears as if the Baggies will push forward to open talks in the coming weeks, hoping to tie his future to the club before the 2015/16 season starts in earnest.

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