Spurs’ Berahino bid knocked back

West Brom have suggested that Tottenham are wasting their time after turning down a bid for Saido Berahino from their Premier League rivals.

The 22-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from the Hawthorns after an impressive 2014/15 campaign, where he scored 14 goals in 38 top-flight appearances.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is on the lookout for attacking reinforcements, having seen Roberto Soldado sold to Villarreal during the off-season, while Emmanuel Adebayor does not feature in his future plans for the north London club.

Berahino is believed to be keen on a switch to the English capital, although Baggies boss Tony Pulis declared at the weekend that the former England youth international would only be sold if they received an  "unbelievable offer" for his services.

Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has subsequently confirmed an offer from Spurs, but insisted there are no plans to offload Berahino at this stage.

Peace told his club's official website: "We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy.

"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.

"We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad."

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