Chelsea hoping to upset Tottenham in transfer tussle

Chelsea are looking to sign Saido Berahino from under the noses of Tottenham in January, according to the Daily Star.

The young forward has been in inconsistent form this season and has shown mental stability to recover from a rather rocky end to the summer transfer window, including a particularly stroppy tweet.

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Both Newcastle and Tottenham are expected to be keen on West Brom’s star man, but Chelsea are expecting an offer of around ¬£20million should be enough to tempt the Baggies into a sale.

Unsurprisingly, contract talks have stalled and, with only 18 months left on his current deal, it might be time Tony Pulis thinks it is best to cash in on their key man.

Chelsea’s front line has been faltering throughout this season and it is believed that Mourinho hopes some fresh blood could increase the competition for places and improve the performances of a struggling Diego Costa.