Bournemouth 1-1 West Brom: Tony Pulis issues Saido Berahino warning
By Pete Hall
Last Updated: 07/05/16 9:03pm
West Brom boss Tony Pulis warned potential suitors they will not be able to sign Saido Berahino, who came off the bench in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, on a cut-price deal this summer.
Berahino is about the enter the final 12 months of his West Brom contract, but Pulis is adamant the club will not just let the 22-year-old leave on the cheap.
"I don't think my chairman does bargains," Pulis said. "I know they're talking about it, but you come and work with my chairman - he doesn't do bargains."
Pulis was speaking after seeing his side pegged back at Bournemouth. The Baggies looked to be on their way to a rare away win after Salomon Rondon's header had given them the lead at the Vitality Stadium, but the visitors were denied by Matt Ritchie's late equaliser.
And Pulis could not hide his frustration in his side's inability to see the game out and certain decisions that he felt went against his side, and was especially disappointed that Harry Arter avoided a red card for a lunge at Darren Fletcher.
"I think Harry Arter's a lucky boy tonight: his push in the first-half was really a yellow card," Pulis added. "The handball the second half that stops us from breaking is a yellow card, and his tackle on Fletcher is a straight red card. But we finished the game 11 versus 11.
"I think we deserved to win the game, I thought the players' attitude was very good. We've not got the results we've deserved in the last five or six games, without a shadow of a doubt.
"And this was another game where I'm really disappointed for the players, because their attitude and application was very good.
"Obviously we needed Gards [Craig Gardner] to score to make it 2-0, and if it goes to 2-0 I think we go on and comfortably win the game.
"We're disappointed but it never went our way, but that's nothing against our players. It's a boiling hot day and it would have been easy for the players to have their sandals on and they didn't. We worked hard."