Tottenham Hotspur will make one final offer of £17m for West Bromwich Albion wantaway striker Saido Berahino before Monday’s transfer deadline.
According to reports from the Daily Mail, the Baggies are set to receive a proposed bid for the former England U21’s international with a valuation far less than the £22m rejected by chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer.
The two clubs were part of one of the biggest transfer sagas of the off-season when Berahino outlined his intention to sign for Spurs, but Peace put a stop to it when Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, failed to reach the £25m valuation that Peace had placed on the striker.
Since then, Berahino has had a tumultuous time at The Hawthorns including a bust-up with Tony Pulis. Despite Pulis denying any rift between the two, the former Stoke manager was quoted as saying that Berahino was “lucky to be on the bench” after a home game against Newcastle United.
The striker has spent most of the season as a substitute, and it has affected his goal tally with him scoring just three league goals this season. However, these problems have not deterred Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino who wants to link Berahino with his former strike partner at U21 level, Harry Kane.
Although Spurs’ bid is less than they offered in the summer, more of the cash will be paid up front, which could tempt West Brom to sell as Pulis has been told he must raise his own funds if he wishes to buy players.