One of football's most annoying transfer sagas looks to finally be drawing to a close
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has said the Potters have lodged bids for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
Berahino, who received an England squad call-up in November 2014, has only one year left on his deal with the Baggies and last summer he expressed frustration that a move to Tottenham was blocked by his club's hierarchy.
The forward then fell out of favour with Baggies boss Tony Pulis, with the player demanding that he be sold while the club held out for a fee.
This battle has been going back and forth for the guts of a year but the 22-year-old may yet be offered a way out of The Hawthorns by Stoke as Hughes has stated his club have made enquiries to West Brom about landing Berahino amid reports of a £20million bid.
"He's a player at another club so I don't really want to comment too much but it's fair to say we've put bids in that, as we stand, haven't been accepted yet but we're still hopeful on that one," the Welshman said on Sky Sports News HQ.