West Brom reject transfer request from England star amid Tottenham links

first_imgWest Brom have rejected a transfer request from striker Saido Berahino.The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, with reports this week suggesting Spurs had a £15m bid turned down by the Baggies.Berahino was left out of the West Brom side which lost to 3-2 to Chelsea on Sunday.A club statement read: “West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.“The request has been rejected and the club’s position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.”Peace underlined the Baggies’ desire to keep Berahino – who scored 20 goals last season – after turning down Spurs’ opening offer last week. “We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy,” he said in a statement.“I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player.“However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.”But Pulis has admitted the club would be powerless to stop Berahino leaving if Tottenham made them an offer they could not refuse. “I’m sure Tottenham wanted to keep Bale and Manchester United wanted to keep Ronaldo so I’m not stupid enough to say ‘I’m not doing this’ or ‘I’m not doing that’,” he said last week.Berahino came through the youth ranks at The Hawthorns, having made his debut in August 2012, and spent time on loan at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough.He has made 83 appearances and scored 29 goals for the Baggies. 1 Saido Berahino last_img read more

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