Berahino given time

LONDON: West Bromwich Albion’s England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club again, sources close to the player said on Wednesday.

Berahino was furious after negotiations on a proposed move to Tottenham Hotspur broke down on the final day of the transfer window, with Albion chairman Jeremy Peace blaming Spurs for undervaluing and unsettling the player with four different bids.

With players and management away from the Midlands club because of the international break, and holiday, initial reports suggested there would be talks on Friday to resolve the deadlock. However, Berahino will not be back at the club until Monday.