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Spurs' Saido Berahino offer is just not enough: West Brom

By Staff Reporter

West Brom have reiterated that Saido Berahino will not be sold during this summer's transfer window.

The 22-year-old forward has been the subject of two rejected bids from Tottenham and seen a transfer request turned down, but speculation has persisted that he could soon be plying his trade at White Hart Lane.

But Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace said: "I have informed Saido that he will not be transferred during this summer window and that he is staying at the club.

"As I have made clear from the moment Tottenham lodged their first bid for Saido on August 18, selling our top goalscorer was never on our agenda this summer."

The pledge from West Brom came hot on the heels of a similarly emphatic one from Everton regarding John Stones.

Like with Stones and the Toffees, talk of Berahino leaving the Hawthorns has dogged the West Midlands outfit for most of the summer, but with five days to go until the transfer window shuts they want to put it to bed.

Peace also indicated that Tottenham never got near their valuation of the player, with a bid of £22million rejected.

"Had we ever entertained the notion of selling him we have not received an offer anywhere near attractive enough," Peace said.

"Not only have the offers been too low, but they have been based on stage-payments and add-ons over a long period which do nothing to reflect Saido's ability and potential."

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