Pochettino responds when asked about Spurs' Berahino interest, report explains current situation

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Tottenham are being linked with Saido Berahino once again.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Sky Sports that he will refuse to talk about players from other teams having been asked about interest in Saido Berahino.

Spurs have enjoyed a superb start to the season, and are currently 14 games unbeaten in the Premier League as Pochettino has his side challenging at the top of the table.

The big concern for supporters is over Harry Kane, as fans believe that Spurs are a Kane injury away from a real problem, given that they have very little depth behind him.

Fans want to see a new striker brought in during the January transfer window, and once again the attention is on West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino.

The 22-year-old hit 20 goals for the Baggies last season, and Spurs had a total of four bids rejected for the former England Under-21 international, as reported by Sky Sports back on deadline day in September.

Now, Berahino is on the fringes of Tony Pulis' West Brom side, and even had to drop down and play for the club's Under-21 side against West Ham on Monday night.

That has again accelerated rumours that Berahino could move on in January, and Spurs boss Pochettino was asked by Sky Sports today whether a deal could be resurrected - but was extremely coy about the matter, even though he acknowledged that it's possibly time to start talking about the transfer window, which opens in less than a month.

"I never speak about rumour, there is a lot of rumour!" said Pochettino. "But this is time to start to speak about different things, not only at Tottenham, but at different clubs, we accept that. But I never say nothing about the names of the players that are at another club," he added.

Now, reports from The Mirror suggest that West Brom will refuse any deal with Tottenham in January for Berahino, having been angered by their attempts to sign him over the summer.

It's stated that Chelsea are also interested, meaning that Spurs may miss out to London rivals for the signature of their long-term target - unless chairman Daniel Levy can work a miracle and convince West Brom to finally let Berahino make the move to White Hart Lane.

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