Teddy Sheringham makes huge claim about how much key Tottenham duo are worth

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The former Spurs striker insists the club must keep hold of Harry Kane and Dele Alli if they are to become a consistent top-four side.

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham has claimed to the Daily Express that Harry Kane and Dele Alli are so important to their hopes for the future that even bids of £100 million for the stars.

Spurs have found themselves serious title contenders this season for the first time in recent memory, success largely built on the form of key players such as the English duo.

After scoring 31 goals in all competitions last season, which led to some questioning whether he would turn out to be a one-season wonder, Kane has already matched his previous Premier League total of 21 strikes in the current campaign.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Alli has been a huge breakout star for Mauricio Pochettino's side in his debut term at the club, scoring seven goals in 42 appearances and establishing himself as an important player for Roy Hodgson's England side.

The pair are likely to attract huge interest from some of Europe's big-spending clubs this summer with the duo suggesting they could be top-class stars for years to come.

However, Sheringham, who scored 125 goals in 277 matches across two spells at the club, insists that if Spurs want to be taken seriously as domestic and European contenders, they have to keep hold of the pair even if it means rejecting huge offers.

The 49-year-old told the Express: "If Tottenham want to go one better, if they want to be in the Champions League, if they want to challenge for the title again next year, then they have to keep these players, it's as simple as that.

"In years gone by if a big bid came in for one the top players they were gone. That has to change if Tottenham are going to be known as a big club and playing as a top-four team.

"Dele Alli has been outstanding and was man-of-the-match in a game against the world champions on Saturday. Kane scored against the world champions and keeps producing at the top level so there could come a bid that would be over £100m for these players.

"The money shouldn't be a problem now - with all the TV money coming into the clubs, even that type of bid shouldn't be taken. It's more about keeping the club as a collective unit and adding to them rather than taking the top players away and starting again the following season."

Keeping hold of Kane and Alli would be a huge statement of intent from the North London side this summer whether they win the Premier League title or not, as the club look to ensure that this season's success is no flash in the pan.

Before that battle, however, Pochettino's men will have everything focused on closing the five-point gap on Leicester City at the top of the table as they look to secure a first league title since the double-winning year of 1961.

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