Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been giving our barmaid an earful this afternoon, complaining at the lack of transfer activity in West London despite the Blues’ precarious league standings.
Our landlord intervened and settled the situation by informing the punters of some intriguing news, as The London Evening Standard states Chelsea are the favourites to sign West Brom’s Saido Berahino.
Berahino is highly-coveted this window and seems certain to leave the Baggies after a controversial few months, which began in the summer after a failed attempt to leave for Tottenham Hotspur resulted in the England U21 star stating he will never play for West Brom again.
He’s gone back on his claim but it hasn’t been forgotten by supporters and Berahino has lost his fan-favourite status, whilst the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United chase his signature this month.
However, it seems those interested parties will be left empty-handed as the bookies regard Chelsea as firm favourites to win the race for Berahino- which has led to a number of our regulars whacking out their iPhones and placing a cheeky few quid on the youngster moving to West London.
Our landlord is unconvinced though, stating Chelsea’s precarious position could become worse if a trouble maker like Berahino were to cause problems upon his arrival.
Chelsea fans, do you want to sign Berahino? Let us know in the comments below!