Potters warned over striker bid

Stoke are said to be leading the race for Saido Berahino, but West Brom have insisted he will not be leaving on the cheap.

Stoke: Potters warned over striker bidStoke: Potters warned over striker bid

After rejecting bids in the region of £20million for the forward from both Tottenham and Newcastle in the past two transfer windows, Albion chairman Jeremy Peace is refusing to lower his asking price despite the fact the 22-year-old only has a year left on his contract.

Berahino will be allowed to move on by Albion boss Tony Pulis this summer – for the right price – after the pair fell out and Pulis opted to keep him on the bench for large parts of last season.

There are several Premier League clubs keen on Berahino but reports Stoke were hoping to take advantage of his contract situation and try and land him for just £5million this summer are wide of the mark as Peace will not consider such a low offer.

Stoke are still said to be in the box seat to do a deal for the striker, but it is thought they will have to pay at least £15million to have any chance of doing a deal.

Watford and Crystal Palace are also interested in the striker, with the Hornets close to putting together an official bid, while new Everton boss Ronald Koeman is said to be pursuing the former England Under-21 international as a possible replacement for the wantaway Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park.

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