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Chelsea emerge as shock favourites to sign Saido Berahino

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A transfer story that has been speculated all season and nearly happened last summer - before talks between West Brom and Tottenham chairmen came to an abrupt halt - may finally come to fruition this winter - but perhaps with a more surprising London destination on the horizon.

According to reports in the Sun, West Brom striker Saido Berahino has emerged as a shock favourite to join struggling Premier League Champions Chelsea, with the bookmakers shortening the odds.

It's no secret Berahino wants to leave the Hawthorns and with a potential move to Stamford Bridge, it would only further fuel the desire he has to leave the Midlands club. Reportedly, Chelsea aren't the only club interested in signing the England Under-21 attacker, with Tottenham keen to still get their man after four failed bids in last summer's transfer window. Steve McClaren's Newcastle are also keen to join the race to add firepower in their fight against relegation.

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The want-a-way striker's future at the club has also come under increased speculation recently, as Baggies boss Tony Pulis admitted that the club would be willing to sell "every player" should they receive the right offer for the player in question.

Chelsea have emerged as the shock favourites for the forward's services after suffering a goal-scoring crisis of their own, which hasn't been helped with the injuries that have currently plagued their forward men.

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First choice centre-forward Diego Costa suffered a bruised tibia in the intense 3-3 draw with Everton last Saturday, forcing the striker to hobble off the field and making him a doubt for the Arsenal game on Sunday.

Radamel Falcao has struggled with form, let alone the injuries that have plagued his time in England, leaving Loic Remy to lead the line for the Blues, who is another forward attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs.

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