Mousa Dembele’s demands causing difficulties over new contract

Tottenham Hotspur and Mousa Dembele are struggling to find an agreement over a new contract with the player demanding a three-year deal, according to the Telegraph.

Meanwhile, the club are set to offer a number of other key players new contracts over the course of the coming months.

Dembele’s deal jeopardised

The Belgian’s new contract has been thrown into doubts with the club unwilling to offer him a three-year deal.

Whilst his wage demands are understood to be around £100k-a-week – something Spurs are willing to pay – the length of the contract is what is causing the issue.

Tottenham aren’t keen on offering a player over the age of 30-years-old a new contract, especially a player who has a poor injury track record and whose form has been somewhat inconsistent this season.

Whilst contract talks between Tottenham and Dembele are expected to resume after the World Cup, the club are set to offer a host of first-team players new contracts also.

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Manager Mauricio Pochettino, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are all expected to sign a=new deals over the coming months.

Alderweireld’s replacement list

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Tottenham have begun their planning for the summer transfer window with a replacement for defender Toby Alderweirled seemingly required.

Pochettino is set to sanction the sale of Alderweireld in the summer, with the player refusing to sign a new contract.

On Pochettino’s list of replacements is Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles, Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt and West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans.