Saido Berahino
Tottenham are planning a £15m bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino to add more quality up front (Getty Images)

Tottenham are pondering over making a £15m ($23m) bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, according to the Sunday People.

The report states that a bid could be on its way this week, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to add more quality up front to take some pressure off Harry Kane, who single-handedly carried the team at times last season.

Spurs are looking to offload Emmanuel Adebayor during this window, with the striker reportedly in talks with Aston Villa, according to the Daily Mail. Villa have earmarked the Togolese international as a like for like replacement for Christian Benteke, who is set to join Liverpool imminently this summer.

The Reds have triggered Benteke's release clause, reported at £32.5m ($50m) as Brendan Rodgers looks to lead his team back to a Champions League spot.

The England U-21 international has scored 20 goals and assisted four in all competitions for the club and will be a useful addition at Tottenham, who have been struggling for goals in the absence of Kane.

Pochettino has made Berahino his priority signing for the summer, having already secured the signature of Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid.

The north London club are also interested in signing James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas from Everton, according to the Mirror and are prepared to let Aaron Lennon leave on a permanent transfer to the Goodison to sweeten the deal.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has warned Spurs that they will not be able to spend as freely following their move to a new stadium and should take inspiration from how Arsenal have managed to stem the tide following their transfer to the Emirates.

"They might have the same scenario as Arsenal did, where they don't have a lot of money to spend on players and the most important thing is staying in that area in that competitive nature," he told The Sport Review, as quoted by the Evening Standard.

"It is tough, with the resources you have to use to move stadiums – we saw Arsenal struggle to win trophies.

"Tottenham need to get a new stadium – it will be great for the supporters of Spurs. That is the next level for them and they've seen what The Emirates has brought to Arsenal. I'm sure Chelsea will be trying to build a new stadium as well.

"Arsenal have had that period where the money was going into the stadium and they couldn't buy players, but now they're out of it. Tottenham will probably go through that period as well."