Report: Manchester City not pursuing deal for Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino

Manchester City are no longer tracking West Brom striker Saido Berahino, also wanted by Tottenham and Newcastle.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are no longer planning a deal for Saido Berahino, despite the departure of Stevan Jovetic, and the expected transfer of Edin Dzeko.

The young striker is valued at £20 million, according to the report, and the Baggies want him to stay for at least one more season to continue his development.

Since progressing through the West Brom academy, Berahino, 21, has scored 29 goals in 81 games, also registering eight assists.

He earned an England call-up last season, and is seen as the future of the Three Lions national set-up having already proven himself in the Premier League.

Due to the goalscoring talent he has shown, as well as his young age and homegrown status, Berahino is a prime target for many sides, but City no longer want to pursue a deal for the youngster.

Two teams still in for Berahino?

Despite City pulling out of a move, the Baggies still face a fight to keep ahold of their key player. Two Premier League sides are still looking to sign Berahino, with the Mail claiming Tottenham want him, and the Chronicle suggesting Newcastle could renew their interest in the forward.

Neither team have the same draw, or can offer the same financial rewards, as City, and so keeping ahold of Berahino may not prove to be as hard for West Brom. However, he could still want a move away, and the Baggies will be hoping that the young forward stays at the Hawthorns for the coming campaign.

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