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Ambitious EPL side launch £15m transfer raid for Chelsea, Tottenham transfer target

Newcastle United are looking to add to their exciting January dealings by bringing West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino to St James’ Park.

According to the Mirror, the Magpies have made a £15 million offer for the Anglo-Burundian striker, as they look to give themselves the best-possible chance of beating the drop.

Following Swansea City’s 1-0 home victory over Watford on Monday evening, the Magpies have dropped back into the relegation zone, and currently sit in 18th place on 21 points after 22 matches.

However, owner Mike Ashley has dipped into his pockets to back Steve McClaren during the January transfer window, bringing Henri Saivet to the club from Girondins de Bordeaux and adding the Swans’ Jonjo Shelvey.

The north-east heavyweights are now looking to add Berahino, with the tabloid noting that while McClaren has bolstered his midfield, he is ‘desperate’ for a new striker.

However, any hopes the Magpies have of signing the 22-year-old may be dependent on whether Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur make concrete their interest in the player.

The Mirror note that Berahino is a player in demand, and name Chelsea, Tottenham and Stoke City as the three clubs who are also interested in the forward.

Berahino has only 18 months left on his contract, and having scored 14 goals last season, he could be just the man to fire the troubled north-east side out of danger.

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