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Tottenham expect to sign Son by week's end, and may still sign Berahino

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Spurs have turned their attention to the Korean international, but that doesn't mean that the Berahino deal is kaput.

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The Son Heung-Min to Tottenham story has moved fast and furiously over the past day, and the Telegraph is reporting that Spurs hope to complete the signing by the end of the week. And while Spurs have turned their gaze away from Saido Berahino, that doesn't mean that they won't still try and nab him before the close of the window.

According to Luke Edwards, Spurs reached their limit with the Berahino saga after West Bromwich Albion rejected their second bid of £22m. Now, with Spurs set to sign Son from Bayer Leverkusen for around £20m, most would expect that the Berahino deal might be dead.

That's not necessarily the case. It's been suggested that with West Brom might still be willing to sell, just for as much money as possible. In that light, Edwards suggests that the Son deal might be as much of a negotiation ploy to force West Brom's hand as it is the acquisition of a talented wide forward (which it undoubtedly is as well).

Keep in mind: the additions of Son and Berahino would instantly upgrade Tottenham's front line and would likely mean that the likes of Erik Lamela, himself rumored to be close to a sale to Inter Milan, and Nacer Chadli would be marginalized or benched. It would also mean a much better and creative Tottenham Hotspur.

Also, by all accounts West Brom has thoroughly pissed off Berahino by rejecting his transfer request and blocking his move to Spurs. If the Tottenham deal gets torpedoed, the Baggies could end up with a disgruntled player who may or may not decide to strike.

A transfer window that includes Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer, Clinton N'Jie, and Son Heung-Min is already a pretty darned good one, even in the absence of a central midfielder. Add in Little Bear, and I'm suddenly super excited.