Report: Tottenham looking for nearly £20m for unwanted pair Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard

Alex Pritchard of England during training

Bentaleb and Pritchard have both been told they are not in Mauricio Pochettino's plans and can find a new club, but they will come at a cost.

Alex Pritchard playing for Tottenham Under-21s

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino may not want Nabil Bentaleb or Alex Pritchard in his squad, but it appears as though any exit for the pair could be hindered by the club's asking price, according to a report from the Independent.

Pochettino confirmed earlier this week that he has told the duo, along with defender Federico Fazio and winger Clinton N'Jie, that they are free to find new clubs in the remainder of the summer transfer window.

N'Jie looks set to complete a move back to France whilst Pritchard has been linked with a host of clubs in the Championship, with QPR reportedly looking to use their Spurs backroom connections to seal a deal.

Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb in action with AC Milan's Nigel de Jong

Bentaleb is also expected to complete an exit after falling dramatically out of favour over the last 12 months; after playing 35 times in Pochettino's first season at the club, he managed just five appearances in the Premier League last term and is now surplus to requirements.

However, the Independent claims that the process of selling Bentaleb and Pritchard is being slowed by Spurs owner Daniel Levy's valuation of the players.

The report suggests that the North London club want £10 million for Bentaleb - as an absolute minimum -and another £9 million for Pritchard, fees which are likely to price out numerous interested parties, particularly those in the Championship.

Southampton's James Ward-Prowse and Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb in action

Tottenham are desperate to cash in on Pritchard after a series of loan spells, but one option for Bentaleb could be a loan deal this summer, with Spurs hopeful that would see his valuation rise even further.

Though Bentaleb has proven, albeit two years ago, that he can cut it in the Premier League, Pritchard's most likely destination is the Championship.

The £9 million valuation will narrow his options hugely, but Levy's ears may have been pricked up by Newcastle's spending spree this summer - the Magpies were the favourites for Pritchard's signature on Monday night.

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