Report: Nabil Bentaleb to resume contract talks with Tottenham next week

Spurs hope to tie the promising midfielder into a new and improved, long-term deal.

Nabil Bentaleb was an ever-present for Spurs last season and had earlier indicated his desire to sign a new deal before the season’s end.

A deal has yet to materialise and that has been a cause for concern for Spurs fans, with rumours of several clubs, including Juventus, as reported in the London Evening Standard, showing interest.

Negotiations seem to be picking up pace, however, with a ‘source close to Bentaleb’ quoted in Foot Mercato as saying: “The wage requested by the player is close to the average salary of a regular player in a Premier League club.

“A meeting between the player’s agents and club management is expected next week in London because the player is determined to obtain rewards he has earned on the field.

“Serious, higher calibre clubs are ready to put something on the table for president Levy and the player, who would see his salary climb exponentially.”

That Spurs would entertain any offers for Bentaleb at this point seems inconceivable but the North London club will be desperate to secure his future as soon as possible to avoid any speculation.

With his current wages believed to be around the £8-10,000 a week mark, it's clear Daniel Levy will need to open his wallet and entice the young midfielder with a contract more reflective of his contribution to the Spurs team.

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