Berahino meets Williams but future unresolved

Berahino meets Williams but future unresolved

Unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino has held talks with chairman John Williams about his future but is no closer to a new deal.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and, as things stand, will walk away from Albion for free unless the club can persuade him to pen a new deal.

Berahino, who has been placed on a tailored weight-loss programme by head coach Tony Pulis after reportedly turning up for training 8lbs overweight, appears to be agitating for a move but did meet with Williams to discuss his future recently.

The former England Under-21 international turned down a four-year contract offer in July and looked set for a move away with Spurs, Stoke and Leicester among the Premier League clubs interested.

However, a switch away never materialised and he ended up staying at the Hawthorns. There has been speculation that following former owner Jeremy Peace selling the club for £175million to Chinese investor Guochuan Lai Berahino he could now be persuaded to sign a new deal and, while talks have been held, there's been no breakthrough as yet.