Report gives update on Newcastle's alleged £18m pursuit of Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino

West Brom have reportedly yet to receive an offer from Newcastle for Saido Berahino.

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion have yet to receive a bid from Newcastle United for striker Saido Berahino.

Berahino, 22, hit 20 goals for the Baggies last season, but after trying and failing to force through a move to Tottenham in September - as reported by Sky Sports - he has been on the fringes of the West Brom team.

Manager Tony Pulis has left Berahino out of the Baggies team for much of the season, though he did score in the 2-2 FA Cup draw against Bristol City on Saturday.

A January departure has been expected for some time now, but Berahino remains at The Hawthorns, and there are no signs of a renewed bid from Tottenham, meaning his future is unclear.

However, reports from the Daily Mail over the weekend suggested that Newcastle had offered £18m for Berahino over the summer, and were ready to renew their interest in his signature having 'left their bid on the table' for the Burundi-born hitman.

Newcastle have struggled in front of goal this term, and have scored just one goal in the last five games, meaning Berahino would be a vital addition for Steve McClaren's men.

Magpies fans shouldn't be getting too excited yet though, as the Birmingham Mail give an update on the situation, stating that West Brom have yet to receive any bid from Newcastle for the striker - and whilst that doesn't mean that McClaren won't eventually bid for the forward this month, it suggests that no deal between the two clubs is imminent, leaving Berahino's future unclear again.

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