Tottenham are “reluctant” to meet Toby Alderweireld’s £150,000-a-week wage demands, according to ESPN.
Reliable journalist Dan Kilpatrick claims contract talks between Spurs and Alderweireld broke down last month.
The Belgian apparently thinks he is worth wages in line with the Premier League’s best-paid centre-backs.
But Tottenham don’t want to pay Alderweireld more than the club’s top earner, Harry Kane, whose weekly salary amounts to £110,000 plus bonuses.
Alderweireld’s current deal expires in 2019, but Spurs have the option to extend it by a year. However, that would trigger a £25 million release clause.
Regardless of the situation, Kilpatrick also claims “neither Spurs nor Alderweireld have given up hope of reaching an agreement.”