Tottenham media round-up: Club adamant over Berahino offer, Adebayor 'too expensive'

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham are adamant they offered £25 million to try and sign West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs had a series of bids rejected by the Baggies, with West Brom claiming that Spurs tabled an offer that involved a £5 million down payment, with the rest of their payments down to performance and appearance related add-ons.

But Tottenham have insisted it was a straight cash deal that was proposed in order to land the 22-year-old forward, but West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has dismissed the said structured offers made by Daniel Levy as 'derisory'.

Tottenham fans seem to be demanding answers regarding the club's transfer strategy, the London Evening Standard reports, after the summer window left Harry Kane as the club's only recognised striker.

Their report contains a statement from the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust: “Many supporters are now questioning the relationship between what we pay and what we receive. We understand the club is trying to finance a new stadium, but we have also heard that this will not be allowed to unduly affect the playing side.

“At the end of this season’s transfer window, however, we find ourselves questioning where we have ended up. We welcome the good signings that have been made but are concerned at the gaps that still exist and the pressure this places on the manager and the team."

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has said that Emmanuel Adebayor was 'too expensive' after the two clubs failed to agree a deal to take the forward to Upton Park, with manager Slaven Bilic ultimately deciding against a move.

The Hammers ended up signing Nikica Jelavic from Hull City while Adebayor remains a Tottenham player in the final season of his contract, and is unlikely to get any first team games at White Hart Lane.

Gold told talkSPORT, with quotes also carried by Sky Sports: "I think it was more an enquiry and again, Slaven showed interest - we showed a bit of interest - and then it sort of all went quiet and Slaven obviously decided against it." 

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