Report: Manchester United could hijack Tottenham's Berahino move

Saido Berahino

Manchester United lurk amid Tottenham's pursuit of Saido Berahino.

Tottenham continue to pursue West Brom striker Saido Berahino, but may not have it all their own way.

The Times report Manchester United are lurking, and are closely monitoring the situation with a view to a potential move of their own for the forward.

Berahino is unsettled amid speculation linking him with a transfer, and was left out of their home game with Chelsea at the weekend.

West Brom confirmed in a statement via their official website on Tuesday that they had rejected a second bid from Tottenham, with chairman Jeremy Peace stating a sale was 'not on the club's agenda'.

Both United and Spurs are in need of strikers, both overly reliant on key men Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane.

The Red Devils have been linked through the summer with more proven recruits from abroad, but were beaten to the signing of Barcelona's Pedro by Chelsea last week.

A bidding war could be the best case scenario for West Brom if Berahino does keep pushing for a move, already having handed in a transfer request, but it is likely United are saving their move until the last moment, possibly as a back-up option.

United were first linked with Berahino back in March by The Mail after the England under-21 international and his then agent were spotted in the stands at Old Trafford.

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