West Bromwich Albion are ready to scrap contract talks with Saido Berahino and will consider offers of over £20 million for the forward in the summer. Albion will reluctantly allow the England under-21 international to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the season in what appears increasingly likely to be an acrimonious parting of the ways. Berahino is also set to be fined for an interview with Sky Sports which was agreed without the permission of his club, in which he admitted he hopes to “move on to bigger things”. The 21-year-old declared he was focused on scoring the goals to keep Albion in the Premier League before leaving at the end of the season. Berahino’s interview comes three weeks after he was banned from driving for 12 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving and has infuriated senior members of the dressing room. Albion officials are also growing increasingly exasperated with his conduct and will abandon plans to restart negotiations over a new contract. The club had intended to open talks once the transfer window closed but there is now an acceptance he will be sold, albeit on the club’s terms. Berahino has reportedly attracted interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur after an impressive season but Albion did not receive any bids in the January window.
Saido Berahino to be put up for sale by furious West Bromwich Albion
The Telegraph | Feb 6