Tottenham Hotspur are planning another bid to sign West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in the January transfer window. The north London club were keen on bringing him to White Hart Lane in the summer, but their approach was turned down and the striker continued at The Hawthorns.
The Baggies director of football administration Richard Garlick confirmed that the offer made by Tottenham earlier in the year was not accepted due to the payment structure surrounding the deal. After the collapsed deal, Berahino expressed his frustration and vowed never to play for his club again.
Despite his comments, the England Under-21 international has started in 12 league matches this term. Mauricio Pochettino is still interested in the player and The Telegraph reports that Tottenham will make an approach for the striker and are willing to make an offer of £15m ($22.3m) quickly in January, considering a dip in his form this season.
West Brom hosted the White Hart Lane club in the league tie on 6 December and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. The report claims the relationship between the two club chiefs, Jeremy Peace and Daniel Levy is now healthy after the row in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham have England international Harry Kane as the recognised striker in the squad after the former Southampton boss allowed Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor to leave the club. They are looking for a backup option and have set their sights on Berahino.
The Telegraph also reports that Manchester United and Chelsea have also scouted the striker, but Tottenham are favourites to secure his signature. Pulis is aware that West Brom will be braced for another transfer battle for his player in January.
"I'm not surprised something has come out about Saido," Pulis said, as reported by the Birmingham Mail in November. "We're not going to be able to stop it from now until the end of January, we'll be talking about the same things.
"If you keep asking questions we have a responsibility to answer. It's been a barren two weeks in respect of no Premier League games so people are looking for stories and things to write. That's how it's been for just under a year since I've been here and it looks like we'll be dealing with it again."