Spurs confident Dele Alli will sign new contract with significant pay rise

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Dele Alli signed a six-year contract, which earns him around £50,000-a-week, last September - Getty Images Europe

Tottenham Hotspur are confident that Dele Alli will sign a new contract to commit himself to the club, despite the fact he is in the process of changing agents.

And Spurs and England hope that a fresh deal, with a significant pay rise, will help Alli get back to his very best ahead of next summer’s World Cup.

Alli is being chased by all of the world’s biggest agents after deciding he will leave his long-term representative Rob Segal, when their current agreement expires.

That has fuelled speculation that Spurs could face a fight to keep Alli past this season and may struggle to agree a new contract with the 21-year-old that fits in with the club’s wage structure.

Alli signed a six-year contract, which earns him around £50,000-a-week, last September, but he is well down the list of Tottenham’s best-paid players.

Sources close to Alli fear the situation has impacted on the England international’s performances and behaviour. He missed the World Cup qualifier with Slovenia after being suspended for a middle-finger gesture against Slovakia and was criticised for diving in Tottenham’s victory over Huddersfield Town.

But Spurs are currently preparing a new contract offer and believe they can reach an agreement before he formally changes agent, which might not be until after the World Cup.

Alli is likely to be offered around £80,000-a-week to add an extra year to his existing deal, which would put him ahead of Christian Eriksen, but would still leave him some way short of top earner Harry Kane, who pockets roughly £100,000-a-week.

Mauricio Pochettino and Alli have a close relationship Credit: rex

Although Alli could earn significantly more by leaving Tottenham, the club are optimistic he will put pen to paper on a new deal with the promise of another pay rise if he continues to perform.

Agreeing a new contract with Alli before he switches agents will help protect Spurs against any unrealistic demands immediately being made by a new representative who will be under pressure to make their mark.

It will also help protect the club should Alli shine for England at next summer’s World Cup and attract serious interest from Europe’s biggest clubs.

Alli was superb last season, but he has scored only two Premier League goals so far this term and got himself in trouble for both Spurs and England.

England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken with Alli about his conduct and may well recall the former MK Dons youngster for Sunday’s dead-rubber qualifier against Lithuania.

Alli still has one-match of his Champions League suspension to serve, which means he is not weighed down by Tottenham’s fixture list as some of England’s other star players.

Southgate knows he needs Alli at his very best and fully focussed if England are to stand any chance of doing well in the World Cup.

Toby Alderweireld is yet to agree a contract extension Credit: getty images

Central defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed he is no closer to signing a new Tottenham contract, but has insisted he is happy at the club.

Alderweireld’s contract is currently worth £50,000-a-week and is due to run until 2019. Tottenham have the option of extending it by a further 12 months, but that would also bring about the onset of a £25million release clause that could be triggered in the summer of 2019.

Asked if he has been offered a new contract by Tottenham, Alderweireld said: “No, like I said, I am focused on football. The rest, I don't know, we will see about that.

“I had a good conversation with the manager. I told him I'm focused on football, to keep my game up and help the team.

“That's all I can do. You can see I'm happy there, and I try to help the team, and that's the way I always play football.”

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