According to the Mirror, Crystal Palace will hold talks with West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino this weekend.
The report claims that Palace have entered the £15 million battle for the West Brom man and will hold talks with the player’s representatives as interest in his services hots up.
The Eagles have made no secret of their attempts to sign a new striker this summer as boss Alan Pardew looks to strengthen his attack and push his side towards a top half finish.
Palace have the basis of a decent squad, yet a lack of goals during the second half of last season was ultimately their downfall as they slipped nervously towards the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Berahino made the headlines for West Brom during the 2014/15 campaign, prompting multiple bids from Tottenham Hotspur 12 months ago though the Baggies managed to retain him, as reported by Sky Sports.
This past season, however, the England U21 international has failed to hit such heights, scoring just four league goals, and with his contract set to expire in 12 months, West Brom may finally be ready to cash in.
Despite his apparent stumble in form, Stoke City are mentioned by the Mirror as having already made the first move for the player, while Everton and Watford are also accredited with a strong interest.
The report goes on to say the Potters have a five-year offer on the table, while Palace are instead offering one less but with seemingly a higher salary as talks between the parties are set to commence.