Report: Tottenham out of the running for £15m rated Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in action

Stoke City are claimed to be leading the chase to sign the West Bromwich Albion striker.

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in actionWest Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in action

According to a report in The Times, Tottenham Hotspur have decided not to pursue West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino this summer.

Spurs made four attempts to sign Berahino last summer with The Mirror reporting their final offer of £25 million was rejected.

This decision backfired for West Brom with Berahino sulking and losing form, scoring only four Premier League goals and starting less than half of the Baggies league games (17).

West Brom's Saido Berahino arrives before the matchWest Brom's Saido Berahino arrives before the match

Now The Times report Tottenham have moved on and have set their sights on new targets. Stoke City are currently weighing up a £15 million bid for Berahino, but Spurs have no inclination to return to try and muscle in on the move.

Tottenham have frankly got better options to pursue after finishing third and qualifying for the Champions League, with Eredivisie striker Vincent Janssen, Marseille's Michy Batshuayi and Basel's Breel Embolo among the candidates.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for NetherlandsVincent Janssen scores the first goal for Netherlands

Berahino formerly partnered Harry Kane at England under-21 level, and had he continued his progression and scored into double figures last season then Spurs may still feel a move was viable, but his disappointing campaign appears to have scuppered the chance of signing.

He is a free agent in 12 months, and if Spurs really are the club he wants to play for, then Berahino's best move now may be to get his head down, score regularly for West Brom this season, and try to get back onto their radar.

West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates scoring their third goalWest Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates scoring their third goal 

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