Report: Levy snubs bid for Nabil Bentaleb, sets £15m valuation, three Premier League clubs keen

Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb

Tottenham have reportedly rejected Schalke's £10m bid for Nabil Bentaleb.

Tottenham's Nabil BentalebTottenham's Nabil Bentaleb

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has rejected a £10m bid from Schalke for midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

Spurs have already moved on the likes of Federico Fazio, Dominic Ball and Alex Pritchard, but manager Mauricio Pochettino may yet want to sell some more players ahead of this month's transfer deadline.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel LevyTottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

One player who appears to have no future under Pochettino is midfielder Bentaleb, who only signed a new contract with the club last summer.

The Algerian international, 21, joined Spurs from Dunkerque in 2012, and came up through the ranks to become a regular under former manager Tim Sherwood.

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

Bentaleb was a key player for Spurs during the 2014/15 season, starring under Pochettino – but last season, he played just 11 times as he became something of an outcast at White Hart Lane.

Victor Wanyama's move from Southampton has pushed Bentaleb further down the pecking order, and Bentaleb appears to be up for sale – but The Mirror report that Tottenham have in fact rejected a £10m bid from Schalke for the player.

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

It's stated that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a £15m asking price on Bentaleb, rejecting Schalke's opening offer – but Spurs allegedly expect the Bundesliga side to return with another bid this summer.

The report even adds that three unnamed Premier League clubs are also keen on Bentaleb, with Spurs surely expecting to let the midfielder go before the transfer window closes later this month.

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