Report: Newcastle's hopes of signing Saido Berahino this summer fading

Newcastle look set to miss out on West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle are losing hope over their move to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino.

The Magpies have already splashed the cash this summer, landing four new signings in the form of Chancel Mbemba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney.

However, manager Steve McClaren may still want another striker even after signing Mitrovic, with his Newcastle squad lacking the quality needed to recover fully from last season's relegation battle.

The Mirror report that Newcastle have an interest in signing West Brom forward Berahino, who hit 20 goals for the Baggies last season.

Despite that interest, it's stated that the Magpies are losing hope in their pursuit of signing Berahino, with the player now expected to join Premier League rivals Tottenham instead.

Newcastle are likely to turn their attention to other strikers, but Berahino's pace and movement on the shoulder of the last defender would have been ideal to play up alongside a more target man-like figure in Mitrovic.

Whether Newcastle look to find somebody similar to Berahino or target a player such as QPR's Charlie Austin remains to be seen, but it certainly appears that manager Steve McClaren is still on the lookout for another attacking reinforcement this summer.

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