West Brom reject Tottenham bid for Saido Berahino, chairman sends message to Levy

Saido Berahino

West Brom have confirmed they have rejected a bid from Tottenham for Saido Berahino.

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed on their official website that they have rejected a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for striker Saido Berahino.

Berahino, 22, has come up through the ranks at The Hawthorns, and having struck 20 goals in all competitions last season, Berahino established himself as one of the top young forwards in English football.

Those displays last term have triggered interest in his signature, with speculation surrounding his future with the Baggies throughout the summer.

Now, West Brom have confirmed on their official website that they have snubbed a bid from Premier League rivals Tottenham for their star striker, with chairman Jeremy Peace admitting he has told his Spurs counterpart that Berahino is not for sale.

"We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told Daniel Levy," said Peace. "I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player. However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda."

"We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad," he added.

It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will return with another bid for Berahino, but with Mauricio Pochettino keen to add more attacking reinforcements even after signing Clinton N'JIe from Lyon, their pursuit of Berahino may not be over just yet.

The Baggies will obviously fight tooth and nail to keep Berahino at the club, but a move to Spurs may be appealing to the forward, especially with his former England Under-21 strike partner Harry Kane at the club.

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