West Brom have confirmed that a bid for Saido Berahino from Tottenham has been rejected.
Berahino impressed in the Premier League last season, scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances, and his form has seen him linked with a move away from The Hawthorns.
West Brom last month took to Twitter to insist that no bids had been made for the striker, and chairman Jeremy Peace has now stated that Spurs have been knocked back in their bid and that the club have no intention of selling their prized asset.
“We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told Daniel Levy,” Peace told West Brom’s official website.
“I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player.
“However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.
“We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad.”
Tottenham have long since been linked with Berahino as Mauricio Pochettino attempts to add an out-and-out striker to his squad, having signed versatile forward Clinton N’Jie from Lyon last week.
Premier League champions Manchester City have also been strongly linked with a move for the England Under-21 international, but a move to the Etihad Stadium has yet to materialise.
Speaking back in February, Berahino hinted at his desire to move on from West Brom when he said the club’s fans would not mind him moving on “to bigger things”.
Manager Tony Pulis spoke earlier this month of his belief that Berahino would be best served by staying at West Brom for at least another season, saying: ” It will make him a stronger character and better player.”
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