Premier League club to reject £20m striker bid after previous Tottenham offer - report
By Tom Blackburn
Crystal Palace have bid £20million for Saido Berahino but West Brom are set to reject it, according to a deal.
West Ham have been among a number of clubs to show interest in the attacker and he rejected yet another contract offer from the Baggies last week as he tries to once again force a move.
Berahino has been linked heavily away from the Baggies since last summer, when the club rejected a £20million bid from Tottenham.
Midlands newspaper The Express & Star claims the latest £20million offer from Palace will not be accepted until West Brom have found a suitable replacement.
Berahino is one of just three first-team strikers currently at the disposal of Tony Pulis and chairman Jeremy Peace is happy to bide his time.
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The young striker scored an impressive 14 Premier League goals in the 2014-15 season, but this season scored just four times in 31 league games.
The former England Under-21 internatioal has just 12 months left on his current deal and has reportedly rejected a new contract worth £50,000-a-week, making it clear he does not want to stay at the Hawthorns.
Last month it was reported that West Brom were ready to offer Berahino in a swap for West Ham forward Diafra Sakho, who is also looking to switch clubs.
The West Ham striker is concerned about his future after slipping down the pecking order at the Londoners and has made his intentions clear with the Hammers pursuing a new top-class front man.
In other West Ham transfer news, club legend Trevor Brooking says their former man is the ideal fit for a senior role.