White Hart Lane side keen on West Brom starlet.
Tottenham are hoping to win the race to sign West Brom forward Saido Berahino, with the White Hart Lane side willing to offer two players in exchange for the England Under-21 international, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The 21-year-old Baggies star racked up 20 goals in all competitions last term, a healthy tally given West Brom’s position in the Premier League table, but could be tempted by a high-profile summer transfer.
Mauricio Pochettino was woefully reliant on Harry Kane to provide a finishing touch in the final third, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela failing to net regularly.
A move for Berahino would certainly help boot the Spurs front-line and Pochettino is open to allowing wingers Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon move to West Brom as part of a swap deal, claim The Mirror.
The Mirror claim Berahino is worth around £20m.
23-year-old winger Townsend started just ten Premier League fixtures last season but has certainly proven himself when on international duty -the Tottenham man now being a regular in Roy Hodgson’s national team set-up.
Lennon enjoyed a loan spell at Everton last term and may well be looking to secure regular first team action which could be more easily secured at West Brom.
Pochettino will hope that a player exchange offer will prove more amenable to Tony Pulis than a straight cash offer, with The Mirror claiming Newcastle United are ready to make just such an offer.