West Bromwich Albion have insisted that Saido Berahino is not for sale during the January transfer window, news that could come as a major blow to his various prospective suitors.
According to the Telegraph, the Baggies have confirmed that the Anglo-Burundian hitman will not be leaving the club during the January transfer window, and have reportedly advised the player’s admirers not to waste their time bidding for the player.
The Throstles have clarified their position in light of recent approaches from Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United according to the Telegraph, however, while the broadsheet suggest that Albion’s confirmation of the player’s position should end Spurs and Newcastle’s hopes, the same might not be said for Chelsea‘s interest.
The source note that the Albion would still be open to a ‘knockout offer’ for the player, which may not be beyond the realms of possibility for the Blues, with the paper indicating that any successful bid would have to be more than £20 million.
Leicester City will likely also be affected by the news, with the Mirror reporting on Thursday that the Foxes were also monitoring the forward as a potential midseason boost to their title hopes
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