West Brom are desperate to keep hold of Saido Berahino as they fight relegation.
Liverpool are determined to beat potential Champions League qualification rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the January signing of England Under 21 international striker Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion, report the Mail, but only if they can persuade the Baggies to lower their exorbitant £25 million asking price for the Burundi born striker.
Berahino has been one of the breakthrough stars of the 2014/15 Premier League season so far, with his goals being the only reason that West Brom do not currently find themselves in the relegation zone, a situation that appears to have led to manager Alan Irvine losing his job.
The pace and clinical nature of Berahino has attracted the interest of bigger Premier League clubs, with Liverpool now intent on beating Tottenham to the punch when it comes to securing a player who looks destined to go on to become one of the league’s finest attacking talents in the coming season.
With West Brom demanding £25m for the signing of Berahino, however, the Reds are keen to sit down at the negotiating table and thrash out a more palatable fee the player, with such a huge figure for a relatively unproven footballer seen as a step too far by Liverpool as it stands.