West Bromwich boss Tony Pulis is convinced rumours linking Saido Berahino with a move away from The Hawthorns is affecting the 22-year-old.
Pulis said ahead of their clash against Swansea, as skysports.com reported: "It is the first time I have had to manage this situation. I have been in management a long time, but it is the first time someone has had that opportunity and has not gone and then he has just faded away as much as Saido has.
"I am not blaming the kid one bit about that, it is just the way it has been. Obviously, with the press focusing on what he is going to do and what he is not going to do, it is going to point the gun firmly at him again. He has got to make sure that he gets his head in gear and performs well. You can't condemn people."