Report: West Brom's Saido Berahino desperate to join Tottenham, will reject rival offers

Saido Berahino is reportedly desperate to sign for Tottenham.

According to The Sun, West Brom striker Saido Berahino will reject any offers from clubs like Newcastle United or Stoke City - because he only wants to join Tottenham.

22-year-old Berahino has come up through the ranks with West Brom having emigrated from his native Burundi at a young age, and hit the headlines in 2013 with a goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Last term, Berahino smashed 20 goals in all competitions for the Baggies, emerging as one of England's brightest young striking talents - and that triggered interest in his signature.

As reported by Sky Sports, Tottenham had four bids rejected for Berahino over the summer, and the striker tried and failed to push through a move to White Hart Lane.

Since then, Berahino has been used sparingly by manager Tony Pulis, though he served a timely reminder to the Baggies boss by scoring in their 2-2 FA Cup draw against Bristol City on Saturday.

A January departure is still expected though, and The Sun report that Newcastle United and Stoke City would be interested in signing him - but Berahino isn't keen on a move to either club.

It's stated that Berahino has his heart set on a move to White Hart Lane, and will reject any other offers in order to finally join Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Tottenham certainly still need a striker, with no cover behind Harry Kane - and it would be little surprise to see Spurs renew their interest in signing Berahino this month, with the forward seemingly desperate to join the dark horses for the Premier League title.

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