Liverpool might have to give up on their pursuit of West Brom striker, Saido Berahino, who has been one of the most wanted strikers in England.
With Liverpool having been short of goal scorers in the absence of Daniel Sturridge through injury and in addition, other Liverpool strikers have not done justice to their potential, where they have failed to score. Hence, Brendan Rodgers are on the lookout of a goal scorer.
The club has been linked to top quality strikers, which include Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.
Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert are good strikers on their day, but none of them have been consistent for Brendan Rodgers to think one of them as his ideal first choice striker.
He has basically juggled between the three without much fruit and has even opted to use their winger Raheem Sterling in the false number nine position, but still goals have been hard to come by. Even with chances being created, they have lacked confidence in front of goal.
But, the story is completely different with Saido Berahino, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Berahino has started to shine this season for the club, after he had been loaned out to three different clubs in the past.
He has scored an impressive nine goals in the 22 EPL games he has played, along with these goals; he has also found the back of the net in other competitions.
So, obviously, it is no surprise with primarily two clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool being linked to the striker.
But West Brom are in no mood to let the player go on a cheap, even if they are forced to sell.
Both these clubs are ready to shell out only around £10-12m for the prolific striker and are not eager to increase their valuation any further.
So, it is almost sure that the West Brom striker would make his current fans happy as the club has refused to lower their £20million asking price, reported Daily Mail.
This could come as a huge relief to the Crystal Palace's manager, Tony Pulis, who has more than once stated the importance of keeping Berahino in West Brom.
Though, the manager has been looking at options elsewhere to sign a quality forward, hence they had approached Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy, but was rejected by Leicester.