West Brom have rejected a transfer request from striker Saido Berahino amid continued interest from Tottenham.
The England Under-21 international is a target for the White Hart Lane club, with West Brom having already confirmed they had turned down an offer for Berahino from Spurs.
And West Brom released a further statement on Monday, explaining: “West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.
“The request has been rejected and the club’s position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.”
Berahino did not feature in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Chelsea and boss Tony Pulis was clearly frustrated by the saga.
Pulis described the transfer window’s encroachment into the regular season as “ridiculous”, before adding: “Saido’s a great lad, it happens where it can be disruptive and it has been disruptive.”
Berahino scored 14 goals in 38 league appearances last term, attracting the interest of Liverpool, while also courting attention by stating West Brom fans would not begrudge him a chance to move on “to bigger things”.