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Spurs target could return for West Brom on Saturday

West Brom assistant Dave Kemp admitted Saido Berahino could return for the Baggies against Stoke after his exile.

The striker was dropped again as Albion edged out Port Vale 5-3 on penalties in the Capital One Cup following a forgettable 0-0 draw after extra-time at The Hawthorns.

Saido Berahino is a wanted by Spurs. Credit: PA

"That's something we can assess between now and then, we'll see what happens as it unfolds. Once we get to next Tuesday (the transfer deadline) it'll be clearer.

"He was considered tonight but there's other stuff. This transfer window is upsetting not just to Saido but to everyone.

"He's training fine, you can imagine he's a young man and there's a lot going on and your eye might not be on the ball. You have to be totally focused to perform.

"The manager has to make a decision."

– West Brom assistant Dave Kemp

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Police appeal after double fatal collision on the A500

Police are now appealing for witnessed following a collision on the A500 between a car and a lorry, which resulted in the death of two men.

It happened at 4.45am on the southbound carriageway between the A53 junction and Stoke Road.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Man arrested following double fatal collision on the A500

A man in his twenties is in police custody this morning as police investigate a fatal collision on the A500 between a car and a HGV.

It happened at 4.45am on the southbound carriageway between the A53 junction (Etruria) and Stoke Road.

One man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A500 Southbound at Stoke-on-Trent closed until lunchtime

The A500 D-road at Stoke-on-Trent is likely to stay closed until lunchtime.

Police report heavy traffic due to serious accident between A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout) and A52 Shelton Old Road / A5006 Stoke Road (Stoke Road Interchange).

The accident happened around 5:00.

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Stoke complete signing of Xherdan Shaqiri for £12m

How will Shaqiri get on at Stoke this season? Credit: PA

Stoke City have completed the champagne signing of Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri for a club record £12m.

The former Bayern Munich wide player, who joins from Inter Milan, starred at last summer's World Cup in Brazil, bagging an impressive hat-trick against Honduras.

The 23 year-old was in the stands to see Stoke's defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, and could make his debut at Spurs on Saturday.

He's a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different to the group and at the age of 23 he still has a great deal of potential. "In the chats I've had with him it's obvious that he's excited about playing in the Premier League and showing what he's capable of."

– Manager Mark Hughes

It's no secret that we have been pursuing Xherdan for some time now and we are delighted to have finally secured his signature. "He's an exciting young player who is really looking forward to playing in the Premier League having played at the very highest level in Germany with Bayern Munich and in Italy with Inter.

"Xherdan will be a fantastic addition to our squad and adds to the attacking options at the manager's disposal."

– Chief Executive Tony Scholes
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