£25m Tottenham target set to double wages

£25m Tottenham target set to double wages

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Demarai Gray of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round replay match between Leicester City and Derby City at The King Power Stadium on February 8, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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Leicester City are set to double Demarai Gray’s wages after refusing to sell the winger in the summer, according to The Mirror.

The story claims Tottenham had a bid for the 21-year-old rejected last month, as did Bournemouth. Reports in August suggested those offers were worth around £25 million.

But Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare claims no club matched the Foxes’ valuation of Gray.

“I am aware we got bids,” said Shakespeare. “They didn’t meet our ­valuation — and we didn’t want to sell Demarai anyway.”

As a result, Leicester will hand Gray a new contract that will see his £25,000-a-week wages double to £50,000-a-week.

It remains to be seen whether Spurs will go back in for the player at a later date.

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