Report: Manchester City new favourites to sign West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino

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Manchester City are looking to beat Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United to the signing of West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino, reports claim.

According to the latest reports in the Mirror, Manchester City are looking to see of the competition and are hoping to complete a deal for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Baggies this summer, with the Daily Mail accrediting both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United with a strong interest.

In some reports, Spurs are widely tipped as the frontrunners to land the striker and are clear favourites with Sky Bet to conclude a deal before September 3rd, odds currently at 8/13.

However, fresh reports in the Mirror now state City are bidding to gazump their rivals to his signature, with the Baggies said to want a fee in the region of £25million.

“Manchester City are set to gazump their rivals and sign Saido Berahino. Spurs are long-standing admirers of the frontman, too, but news that moneybags City are now in the hunt should ensure they win the race for the 21-year-old,” the report reads.

Buying British talent:

Following the signings of Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and young Patrick Roberts, it’s evidently clear what policy City are adopting to transfers this summer as they bid to buy the best home-grown talent.

Berahino netted 14 Premier League goals last season, and the England U21 international is among the country’s leading talents considering his current ability and huge potential.

While Spurs and Newcastle are listed as fellow suitors, arguably neither have the funds available to seal a deal whereas City’s FFP liberation suggests they in contrast have the means to make it happen.

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