Berahino’s Manager Braced For January Bids From Liverpool And Tottenham

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Irvine admits he expects offers, but will not sell the forward.

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine admits that he expects bids in the January transfer window for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur target Saido Berahino.

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The 21-year-old has been attracting great interest this season with his fine performances for the Baggies and is the current top-scorer for the club with eight Premier League strikes.

Both the Reds and Spurs are on the lookout for new talent in attack with their respective strike forces failing to impress so far this term, but Irvine is determined to hold onto his prized asset.

“January will reveal what’s going to happen,” the Scot was quoted by ESPN.

“We may well get some offers for Saido and if we do, the club will deal with them.

“The chairman [Jeremy Peace] has already said he does not want to sell Saido in January so I’m guessing nothing has changed as far as that is concerned.”

Berahino is a product of the youth academy at the Hawthorns, enjoying loan spells with Northampton Town, Brentford and Peterborough United before breaking into the West Brom first team in 2012.

The young forward shot to fame last campaign when he scored the winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford and this time around the form of the Englishman saw him called up to Roy Hodgson’s senior international side.

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