Tottenham join race for £24m Liverpool target

Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the hunt for West Brom’s Saido Berahino, according to the Independent.

The England international is rumoured to unhappy at the Hawthorns this season and even refused to celebrate any of his four goals scored in the Baggies’ 7-0 FA Cup third round thumping of non-League Gateshead on Saturday.

West Brom are reportedly asking for upwards of £20million for Berahino’s services, a fee that has so far got Liverpool and Spurs stalling on an official bid.

Berahino has two years remaining on his current Hawthorns contract but is refusing to open talks over an improved deal.

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Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to sign a striker this month after seeing £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli flop since arriving from AC Milan and star striker Daniel Sturridge struggle with injuries.

And he sees Berahino striker to begin injecting goals in to a side that has struggled to find the net on a number of occasions already this term.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old and wants to bring him to White Hart Lane this month, although he is not willing to meet West Brom’s over-inflated asking price.

But a move for Spurs could also depend on whether they can offload Spanish flop Roberto Soldado or out-of-favour striker Emmanuel Adebayor, with Levy keeping a close eye on the club’s wage bill.