West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has opened the door to Saido Berahino leaving the club before the end of the season, after admitting "an unbelievable offer" from Tottenham Hotspur or any other suitor would be accepted. The 22-year-old hitman, who is yet to open his goalscoring account this season, netted 20 in all competitions last term.
Despite completing the signing of Clinton Njie from Lyon on a five-year deal, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says his club still require further players. The North London outfit looked notably blunted upon the substitution of Harry Kane in their last match, which led to Stoke City recovering from two goals down to grab a point at White Hart Lane.
Kane bagged 31 goals for club and country last season but his preparations for the new season were affected by his appearance for England at the Under-21 European Championships. The 22 year old had ice strapped to his ankle upon being substituted in Tottenham's draw against Stoke, but Pochettino insists the problem is not serious.
Nevertheless, the episode highlighted Tottenham's lack of attacking resources and The Mirror understands the club could complete a £20m ($31.3m) deal for Berhaino before the final day of the summer transfer window on 1 September. Following the goalless draw with Watford, Pulis fuelled speculation by claiming a "special" offer would force the Baggies' hand.
"If there's an unbelievable offer for Saido then nobody turns it down," Pulis said, according to Sky Sports. "Tottenham didn't turn it down for [Gareth] Bale, Manchester United never turned it down for [Cristiano] Ronaldo – you just don't do it.
"To say he's not going to go is wrong for me, but it's going to have to be something special. We don't want him to go, I personally don't think it's right for him to go. He's playing regularly here and he's almost the main man."