Juventus are monitoring the contract situation of Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to the London Evening Standard.

Dembele’s contract expires at the end of next season and he has put contract talks on hold until after the World Cup.

The 30-year-old is reportedly keen to extend his current deal by four years, but Spurs are reluctant to offer him another long contract because of his age.

The Evening Standard believes Juventus were “hugely impressed” by Dembele’s performances against them in the Champions League Round of 16.

Tottenham lost 4-3 on aggregate to the Italian giants, but Dembele was one of the best players on the pitch over two legs.

Those performances came in the middle of a string of fine displays, during which Dembele dominated the midfields of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Spurs are said to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Dembele, but his recent form and his rapport with the supporters could see him retain his place in the first-team for a couple of seasons yet.



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