West Brom hold all the aces when it comes to in demand prospect Saido Berahino.
The club confirmed yesterday they have rejected a bid from Tottenham, as reported The BBC, and intend to keep the striker.
Chairman Jeremy Peace said: "We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. 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."
By calling out Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy publicly, he is showing him who is the boss when it comes to the transfer negotiations.
Spurs must sing to their tune, or not at all. And that means walk away or substantially improve their offer.
Peace knows Spurs chairman Levy is coming under pressure from his own supporters, who recognise the club only have one striker available in Harry Kane, a player who looked tired in the weekend's draw with Stoke City.
Time is running out, for Spurs have left it late to go shopping for the striker they need, and West Brom just have to hold out until the end of the transfer window in a fortnight.
Unless Berahino starts agitating and demanding a move, West Brom hold all the cards, and Tottenham may well decide to look at alternatives due to the Baggies' hard stance.