Tottenham have made moves to tie down Dele Alli with a new contract.
England star Alli has become one of Europe’s hottest properties, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain among his admirers. But Spurs are confident the 21-year-old midfielder will sign up to a new deal.
Informal discussions have taken place, indicating their determination to keep him.
Alli is likely to be offered a deal worth £100,000-a-week — almost doubling his current wages and making him one of the club’s top earners.
While they have yet to begin formal talks, there is a will on Tottenham’s side to get it done — and Alli has made it clear he is happy at the club, especially after thriving in the Champions League this season.
It would be a huge boost for the north Londoners to get one of their big names tied down on an even longer deal as they prepare to move into their new stadium.
Alli signed his last deal 18 months ago. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, and Spurs know that elite clubs are looking.
The news comes on top of Tottenham looking to agree fresh terms with Harry Kane, whose record-breaking 2017 has marked him out as one of the top strikers in the world game.
Kane signed a new deal worth over £100,000-a-week just over a year ago, but his continued progress since then has alerted Europe’s top clubs.
Even though no announcement on either player is imminent, Tottenham are confident that a new deal will be done by the end of the season ahead of the World Cup and that move ‘home’ after a season playing at Wembley.