Report: Saido Berahino stalling on West Brom contract; Tottenham and Newcastle keen on January move

Saido Berahino

West Brom striker Berahino is wanted by Tottenham and Newcastle.

Berahino looked set to leave West Brom for Spurs on transfer deadline day before a number of offers were rebuffed by the Baggies, but a report in the Daily Mail suggests that his future at the Hawthorns is once again under threat.

The striker, who has netted three goals in 10 games this term, is the target of a contract extension offer from West Brom, with chairman Jeremy Peace hoping to tie him down to a new deal with £50,000-per-week.

However, the 22-year-old is refusing such offers, and the club believe he is showing that his future still lies away from the Hawhtorns ahead of the January transfer window.

His current contract expires at the end of next season, and the report states that if he holds off signing a new deal, the Baggies will seriously consider selling the forward so as to maximise the profit they can make from his sale.

It is claimed that Tottenham are continuing to track him, with head coach Mauricio Pochettino and chief scout Paul Mitchell big fans of the forward. Spurs are sure to revive their summer interest in him in January, with Daniel Levy keen to bring him to White Hart Lane.

Newcastle are also mentioned as an interested party, as Steve McClaren wants to add another forward to his team, as well as an English player. Berahino fits the profile, and also has the youth and sell-on value that the Magpies value so much in potential signings.

The longer that Berahino refuses to sign a new contract, the more likely it is that the promising forward will leave the Hawthorns in January, with Spurs and Newcastle to fight it out for his services.

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