According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with playmaker Dele Alli over a new deal, worth around £100,000-a-week.
The midfielder has gone on to become a key player for Tottenham and one the Premier League's top young talents, having hit 30 goals in 75 Premier League games from midfield.
Alli, 21, will no doubt attract major interest over the coming years off the back of his performances for Tottenham, but Spurs appear to be moving to keep him in North London for the long-term.
The Sun report that Spurs are opening talks with Alli over a bumper new contract, which would see him join Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane in earning around £100,000-a-week in wages.
Alli only signed a new six-year contract with Spurs back in September 2016, but a year on, he looks set to double his wages in a deal that would be a huge signal of intent for Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy, showing that Spurs will look to keep their current set of stars, rather than end up selling them, just like Michael Carrick, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Dimitar Berbatov over the years.
Levy has often been accused of penny-pinching at Tottenham, and whilst he has so far managed to keep his key players, Danny Rose's comments from last month about needing to be paid accordingly means that Spurs do need to pay up to continue keeping their players happy.
Alli is one player who Spurs would, in an ideal world, want to build around for the next five to ten years, and securing a new contract with the England international whilst making him one of the club's highest-paid players is a move that must be taken.
Spurs may run a risk of triggering similar demands from other players – such as Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen – but keeping Alli is vital, and Levy would be making a perfect move by tying Alli down to a huge new contract, based on his remarkable record for Spurs so far.