A number of Tottenham players “will miss out on lucrative bonuses” if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, according to the Mail.
Spurs currently sit fourth in the Premier League, a point behind third-placed Liverpool and two points above fifth-placed Chelsea.
After last month’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved ten points above Chelsea and a top four finish looked certain.
However, a run of poor form – coupled with Chelsea’s improved displays – has blown the race for Champions League qualification wide open.
Four points from their final two games against Newcastle United and Leicester City at Wembley should be enough for Tottenham to finish in the top four.
Many Spurs players are believed to have huge performance-related bonuses in their contracts, and the Mail claims a number of first teamers will miss out on those bonuses if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Those financial incentives should be enough to get Tottenham over the line this week, but stranger things have (and haven’t) happened.