By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have been placed on alert as Saido Berahino stalls on signing a new West Brom contract, Football Insider sources understand.
The Midlands club want to tie Berahino down to a new deal that will lift his wages to £60,ooo-a-week.
The striker’s current £20,000-a-week contract is due to expire in the summer of 2017 and West Brom want to secure a fresh agreement before the January transfer window.
However, in a clear indication that Berahino still views his future away from the Hawthorns, the 22-year-old is resisting the club’s attempts to tie him down to an extension.
This could prompt another transfer tussle in the forthcoming January transfer window.
Berahino failed to engineer a move to Tottenham in the summer after the Baggies rejected a series of bids from the Londoners, with the final offer worth a potential £21million.
West Brom’s stance caused a major wedge between Berahino and the club, and in particular chairman Jeremy Peace.
However, manager Tony Pulis has reintegrated the striker into his first-team plans after the fall-out and Berahino has scored three goals in his 10 appearances to date this season. He is the club’s joint leading scorer with summer signing Salomon Rondon.
Tottenham remain interested in Berahino, while Newcastle and West Ham are also keen on the striker.