Tottenham Hotspur had a bid for Saido Berahino rejected on Tuesday, but they're coming right back in for the West Bromwich Albion forward. According to Adrian Kajumba at the Mirror, Spurs will make a significantly increased third bid for the England Under-21 star. Pete O'Rourke at ESPN FC is reporting the same.
The earlier bid was reported as £22m, but that's not the whole story. Spurs were only offering £18m in guaranteed money, plus incentives.
Kajumba says that Spurs' third bid for Berahino will feature £23m in actual guaranteed fees, plus more in incentives. That'll be quite a bit harder for West Brom to turn down, especially if Berahino has no interest in signing a new contract with them.
That's quite a bit of money for Spurs to spend on a player with one good season under his belt, but he's a homegrown player, and that jacks up the price. Unlike Yannick Bolasie and Charlie Austin, he can play two positions. Those two factors make him very valuable.
West Brom continue to insist they won't sell, but don't be shocked if they change their tune now. An extra £5m in the bid is quite a bit.