Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has stuck by his prediction that West Brom forward Saido Berahino will join the north London club this transfer window, according to his regular column in the London Evening Standard.
West Brom chairman Jeremy peace released a statement on Thursday evening insisting the 22-year-old is not for sale, at the same time criticising Tottenham's approach towards signing the player.
But Redknapp feels this is all simply a poker game between Peace and Daniel Levy.
And the former Tottenham boss told the Standard: "There will be one or two who don’t move but I think Saido Berahino will go to Spurs. There is a poker game going on there. The West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is holding out for every penny and Daniel Levy obviously is trying to do a deal.
"Daniel will be doing deals an hour before the window closes. He enjoys deadline day. He loves to win a deal and in many big transfers before, he held all the aces - with Gareth Bale, Modric and Berbatov he did - but in this West Brom case he doesn’t."
Tottenham, of course, have moved much faster when it comes to the signing of Heung-Min Son.
The White Hart Lane outfit announced the South Korea international's arrival from Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday morning and it now removes one more position (out wide) from the shopping list.
But that doesn't decrease Spurs' need for a striker at all - nor does it change the fact the north London side need a new central midfielder. If Berahino is to join Tottenham as Redknapp says, then, Levy will likely have to pay West Brom a handsome amount indeed