Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has identified England under-21 striker Saido Berahino as the man he wants to spearhead Spurs' attack alongside fellow Three Lions attacker Harry Kane.
Pochettino has told Chairman Daniel Levy that a new striker is the top priority on his summer shopping list after already strengthening the defence with the additions of Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Burnley's Kieran Trippier.
At £15 million, Tottenham see him as a shrewd signing and the player to help get them back into the Champions League, a competition they haven't competed in since the 2010/2011 season.
They see the £15 million price as being relatively low compared to other young English talents, with Raheem Sterling being a prime example of this. Spurs are growing increasingly confident that they can complete the deal, but West Brom aren't willing to give up easily, and are considering offering Berahino a double-your-money £30,000 per-week contract to extend his stay in the Midlands.
Berahino would be a welcome addition, especially with Emmanuel Adebayor seemingly on his way out of the club after being demoted to training with the under 21's.
Roberto Soldado may also be on the verge of leaving the club, with Spanish tabloid 'Super Deporte' suggesting he is in advanced talks with La Liga side Sevilla. And after scoring 20 goals last season in all competitions, Berahino would add to the firepower Harry Kane displayed in his breakthrough year.
Were Adebayor and Soldado to depart North London, Tottenham would also be interested in bringing Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in, although they would face stiff competition from arch rivals Arsenal. The forward scored 26 goals Borussia Dortmund last season, but the German club are reluctant to sell.
Can Kane and Beharino form a successful partnership?
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