Paris Saint-Germain are willing to match Toby Alderweireld’s £10million-per-season wage demands to lure him to France.
The Belgium international is set to leave Tottenham this summer after talks over a new contract collapsed.
Alderweireld wants a deal close to £200,000-per-week – nearly double the club’s current wage ceiling. He also wants a five-year deal, something Tottenham are unwilling to offer because the defender is 29-years-old.
Manchester United and PSG are keen on Alderweireld, but the French giants are ready to move to the front of the queue by indicating they are prepared to offer the centre-half the deal he wants.
Mauricio Pochettino has already told Alderwieireld he can leave this summer and left the matter in the hands of chairman Daniel Levy.
Meanwhile, Spurs captain Hugo Lloris has praised Dele Alli for bouncing back from one of the toughest weeks of his young career.
Alli didn’t start either of England’s recent international friendlies, placing doubt over his role in Gareth Southgate’s plans.
But the forward returned to club action at the weekend to score twice in Tottenham’s first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990.
‘He is still young but has a big personality and he showed it. I mean to react in that way is fantastic for him,’ said Lloris.
‘It’s not easy because you need to give time to young players to get to the right age, to be mature.
‘To see or to hear criticism, he is so talented – there is a lot of expectation and obviously in football today it is normal that things like that happen.
‘I don’t know what happened in national team, but obviously he didn’t play and I think he came back to training with a big willingness to show his quality and I think he is ready to finish this season strong.’