Report: Spurs want to offer £10 million less than Berahino's valuation

Tottenham will have to front up a lot more money if they want to sign the West Brom star.

Tottenham are set to open the bidding in their pursuit of West Brom striker Saido Berahino with a £10 million bid, according to the Telegraph, but that is an offer that comes some way short of the amount the Baggies want for their 21-year-old star, who was the club's top scorer last season with 20 goals in 45 matches.

In fact, the Telegraph say West Brom want an amount between £20 - £25 million for the England Under-21 striker, a figure surely set to test Daniel Levy's negotiation skills to the max.

Though at the time of writing, no offer had been lodged for the forward, Spurs are said to be about to start the bidding off at an amount Hawthorns chairman Jeremy Peace could well dub derisory.

It is no secret that the North Londoners are pursuing attacking targets as their next transfer port of call, and Berahino has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane to meet up with a player he has starred with for Gareth Southgate's Under-21 side in Harry Kane, but the Baggies look to be understandably reluctant to sanction the sale of their main man.

The Telegraph states that the striker is currently on a £15,000 a week contract at the Hawthorns, and even though there is two years to run on the deal, Tony Pulis is happy to offer improved terms to the forward, who could earn significantly more at White Hart Lane.

Berahino made his debut for West Brom in 2012, and has since gone on to make 81 appearances for the Midlands outfit, scoring 29 times.

He and Kane have both come through the England youth setup at the same time, with the Baggies star boasting 10 goals in 11 matches for the Under-21s and Kane having 8 in 14.

For many of the those fixtures, the two attackers played alongside each other, and this is something that could be of good use to Mauricio Pochettino next season as he looks to utilise different attacking methods with his side next season. 

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