Tottenham Hotspur are to launch yet another bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino but Baggies boss Tony Pulis says the transfer saga is once again "bubbling behind the scenes."
Spurs made four attempts to sign the England Under-21 international during the summer transfer window, all of which were rejected by Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace. Peace later criticised the North London side and his Spurs counterpart Daniel Levy for the timing of the offers, while Berahino himself vowed never to play for the club again after the final offer was turned down.
With Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino eager to bring in another centre forward with Harry Kane currently his only option, the Daily Telegraph claim the club will make another approach for Berahino in January.
And Pulis has indicated the deal could still happen in the coming weeks if his chairman Peace feels the offer is right.
"It's the same as it was in the last window," Pulis said, the Express and Star report. "Things are bubbling behind the scenes, but nothing's come to the surface.
"Jeremy will decide. I had my views in the summer, Jeremy's got his views. The chairman runs the football club when it comes to the finances, and it's his decision in the end. But no, there's nothing imminent."
Berahino has become a peripheral figure at the Hawthorns since his failed attempts to leave the club in the summer and has not started a game for the club in over two months.
Pulis has previously warned however that the club will not drop their asking price for the striker, having demanded £25m for his signature during the summer transfer window.
"I don't think it is inevitable (he will go)," Pulis said ahead of West Brom's Boxing Day defeat to Swansea City, Sky Sports report. "It is up to the chairman and people. If you are buying a house, the buyer has to put the right offer in and the one who is selling has to accept that offer. There is always a price for people and always a price people will go to. But that doesn't mean the deal is going to be done."