West Bromwich Albion will sanction the sale of striker Saido Berahino at the end of the season as the club has grown tired of dealing with his perceived attitude problem, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The Midlands club and Berahino have been discussing a new contract but Albion will pull out of talks and any offer of more than £20m is likely to be enough to tempt them into a sale. Berahino drew the ire of West Brom by speaking to Sky Sports in an unauthorised interview in which he revealed he would like to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the season.
Berahino, 21, has previously been involved in dressing room bust-ups and had legal trouble too, with West Brom now willing to countenance a sale at the end of the season. The forward was linked with a move away from West Brom in the January transfer window but remained, with West Brom intending to re-open contract talks in February, which will now not take place.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been mentioned as suitors for Berahino, who has 14 goals in 28 games for the Baggies in all competitions. Tony Pulis’ side are 15th in the Premier League table, three points clear of the bottom three, having been heavily beaten at home by Tottenham in their last outing.
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