Mousa Dembele has no plans to sign a new contract with Tottenham, according to his agent.
The midfielder, who has one year left on his current deal, has been linked with a move away from Spurs in recent weeks.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to ship out Dembele, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose over the summer in order to raise funds for new recruits.
Dembele has enjoyed a fine season for Tottenham, although injuries have once again hindered his game to an extent.
The Belgian’s agent, Tom De Mul, told SoccerNews.nl his client doesn’t intend to sign a new contract for now.
“Mousa has another one year contract with Tottenham,” said De Mul. “He has played a fantastic season and there is a lot going on around him, there is a lot of interest inside and outside of Europe.
“We are waiting for the World Cup and I hope he plays in Russia, because he deserves that after such a peak season. For the time being, Mousa does not sign.”
Those comments are backed up by reliable Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur, who claims Dembele will decide his future after the World Cup.
Mousa Dembélé will wait until after the World Cup to decide his future. At the moment he won’t sign a new deal. He has one year left on his contract. There’s interest from China (Beijing Guoan) and also from other clubs. #thfc pic.twitter.com/fiDbs3kZ2S
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) May 23, 2018
Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan have been heavily linked with a move for the 30-year-old, while Juventus have been mooted as a potential destination in the past.
It seems unlikely Dembele will stay at Spurs, which is a shame – on his day he is still one of the most enjoyable players to watch in Europe.