TOBY ALDERWEIRELD is set to be offered a double-your-money deal to fend of interest from rivals.
The in-demand defender wants similar terms as top earners Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris, who both take home over £100,000 per week.
Belgian international Alderweireld, 28, is in a strong position with a number of clubs interested, reports the Daily Mail.
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His current deal lasts until 2019 with the option for Spurs to trigger an option for an additional year.
Doing so would active a £25million release clause which could be removed if he signs new terms.
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White Hart Lane chiefs are keen to keep their squad together but must stick within a tight wage structure.
And they do not want to risk an unsettled squad by having their stars earning vastly different wages.
With starlets such as Dele Alli the promise of first-team football and continuing their development under Mauricio Pochettino are tempting propositions.
But it is difficult to tempt more established players like Alderweireld to accept reduced terms.
After mounting a second successive title challenge with a young squad, Poch is braced for a series of summer raids from wealthy rivals.
Eric Dier has been linked with Manchester United, while Kyle Walker is wanted by Manchester City.
Kane, Alli and Danny Rose have also caught the eye of elite clubs after turning in impressive performances.