For a long while throughout the summer, the transfer speculation surrounding West Brom's Saido Berahino looked like it would remain just that. It was only in the final two weeks of the window that Tottenham made their move for the England under-21 forward, and things have been tumultuous ever since for the Baggies.
Ultimately, a deal couldn't be done, and Berahino still remains at the club. But it isn't as cut and dried as that, as shown in his tweet on the final hour of the transfer deadline.
Saido Berahino has been given extra time off by West Brom following a blocked move to Tottenham, Press Association Sport reports.
Berahino, 22, will not have to report back for training until Monday, while the rest of his teammates are due back on Friday.
It is reported the England Under-21 international is set to be disciplined and, although no official meeting is planned, he is likely to speak to head coach Tony Pulis at some point.
Albion rejected two deadline days bids from Tottenham on Tuesday...
With the transfer window closed it's time to look at West Brom's ins and outs and whether Tony Pulis can be pleased with his summer business.
James McClean (Wigan, £1.5 million); James Chester (Hull, £8m); Rickie Lambert (Liverpool, £3m); Salomon Rondon (£12m, Zenit St Petersburg); Serge Gnabry (Arsenal, loan); Jonny Evans (Manchester United, £6m); Anders Lindegaard (Manchester United, free)
Graham Dorrans (Norwich, £3m); Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich, free); Chris...
With the summer transfer window finally done and dusted, ESPN FC grades all 20 Premier League clubs based on how they fared in their dealings.
- Window Watch: Club-by-club | Cox: Best Prem deals
- Delaney: Transfer grades | Horncastle: Euro grades
- Prem sets new spend record | Prem window in numbers
- De Gea deal fails | Real Madrid blame | Man Utd blame
- Martial joins Man United | Leverkusen sign Chicharito
- Januzaj joins Dortmund on loan | Draxler to Wolfsburg
- ESPN FC TV: Deadline day buzz | Winners and Losers
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Manchester City - A+
Winners of the window and, consequently, now strong favourites to be winners of the title. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke recently of how City "reacted" to his team winning the league in the way the London side itself did last season, but it was more than that.
This was more than a reaction. It was precise and rational business,...
A complete list of the moves made by Premier League teams in the 2015 summer transfer window:
Ins: Petr Cech (Chelsea, undisclosed)
Outs: Ryo Miyaichi (St Pauli, undisclosed), Semi Ajayi (Cardiff, undisclosed), Abou Diaby (Marseille, free), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich, loan), Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon, free), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, (£1.8 million), Yaya Sanogo (Ajax, loan), Carl Jenkinson (West Ham, loan), Wojciech Szczesny (Roma, loan), Chuba Akpom (Hull, loan),...