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Pulis eyes Patrick Bamford

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The West Bromwich Albion manager is reportedly planning a move for the Chelsea striker

Tony Pulis has identified the England Under-21 international as the ideal replacement for Saido Berahino.

Whilst the Baggies are reluctant to sell Berahino, they are willing to listen to offers if the price is right.

Berahino, who has scored 15 goals in 38 games this season, is believed to be a target for Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Newcastle this summer.

Asking price

Should Berahino leave the Hawthorns, Pulis is happy to pay the £10million asking-price set by Chelsea for Bamford, who scored 17 goals on loan for Middlesbrough last term.

The 21-year-old played a key role in leading the Championship side to a 4th place finish, before they were beaten 2-0 by Norwich in the play-off final.

Despite being an influential figure for Middlesbrough, Chelsea are still set on offloading the young striker instead favouring a loan deal for Radamel Falcao, formerly of Manchester United.

West Brom were also believed to be after Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac ahead of Bamford after his contract expired but have found the France international too expensive.

Gignac, 29, found the back of the net 23 times in 38 games last season and Pulis had hoped a £50,000-a-week offer would have been sufficient.

However, several clubs including Galatasaray, Benfica and PSV Eindhoven, who have all secured Champions League football next season, have also recently expressed an interest in the French star.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne

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