West Brom striker Saido Berahino is seemingly stalling on a new deal as he holds out hope of a Liverpool switch…
Liverpool’s hopes of signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino this month are still very much alive, with the player stalling on a new deal, and any potential move is likely to come down to whether we come up with the cash.
Reports in the Daily Mirror confirm that the 21-year-old is in favour of a £20m move to Anfield this month, but is still waiting for the Reds to decide on whether or not they want him.
The England Under 21 striker, who has scored 13 goals in 24 games this season, has also attracted interest from Tottenham, but the London club have cooled their interest in recent weeks.
West Brom’s new manager, Tony Pulis, spoke openly this week about Berahino’s availability, but would be all too happy to keep him at the club, if Liverpool fail to make their move this month.
Pulis is ready to triple the forward’s wages to almost £65,000-a-week – despite the fact that he still has two-and-a-half years left on the contract he signed in November 2013, a sum that would make him the highest paid player in club history.
Talks over an extension began before Christmas, but Berahino fancies a shot at the top half of the Premier League. Liverpool are in the market for a striker, but our owners are unlikely to part with such a transfer fee unless they are confident of success.