Saido Berahino
West Bromwich Albion have suggested a swap deal involving their striker Berahino and Spurs stars Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend.Getty Images

Tottenham have reportedly taken pole position in the race to land West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino after the latter club proposed a swap deal.

According to the Mirror, the Baggies are willing to let the striker leave if Spurs are willing to part with England international wingers Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend.

Tony Pulis, who recently replaced the sacked Alan Irvine at the Hawthorns, is ready to cash in on his star forward in order to overhaul his squad to help them avoid relegation at the end of the season.

The club also recently revealed that the manager is in total control when it comes to transfers and they are willing to part with Berahino for the greater good of the team.

The former Stoke City boss wants to add a bit of pace on the wings and has identified the English duo Lennon and Townsend and is set to open negotiations with the White Hart Lane outfit.

However, Daniel Levy will be a tough customer and the report claims that he wants some cash along with the Baggies forward to part with the two wingers, but West Brom are only keen on a straight swap.

Earlier in the month, there were reports suggesting that Mauricio Pochettino is planning an overhaul of his squad and has made Lennon and Townsend available for transfer.

Apart from Tottenham, Premier League rivals Liverpool have also been credited with interest in the striker and are keen to bring him to Anfield to make up for the lack of goals from current strikers Rickie Lambert and £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli.

But if the Reds want to sign Berahino, they will have to match West Brom's £20m valuation, which is a big ask during the January transfer window for a striker yet to be capped at the senior level by England.