Monaco enter race for Saido Berahino

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Ligue 1 juggernauts Monaco are interested in acquiring the services of West Brom's up and coming star Saido Berahino, reports the Daily MIrror.

The England under-21 international has been in terrific form for the Baggies this season and has so far scored six goals in all competitions, including the winner in a famous 2-1 victory against Manchester United.

The 20-year-old's good form has alerted the interest of several Premier League clubs with Arsenal and Chelsea thought to be keeping tabs on his ongoing contract talks with West Brom. 

Berahino currently earns just £850-a-week but the Premier League outfit were thought to be close to agreeing a new £7,000-a-week deal with the youngster.

The Daily Mirror says, however, that the new deal is far from agreed giving hope to Chelsea, the Gunners and now Monaco.

Arsene Wenger is keen to boost his striker options at the Emirates with just Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner the only viable options up front for the Frenchman.

Jose Mourinho has also been accredited with an interest and considering Berahino can leave for as little as £300,000 under the terms of his current contract, there is no wonder why a host of Europe's top clubs are being linked.

Monaco, who are backed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and have shown their financial mite since returning to Ligue 1 last year.

Radamel Falcao was purchased for £50m whilst João Moutinho and James Rodríguez signed from Porto for £60m, meaning the £300,000 needed to seal Berahino's signature will be loose change.


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