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Tottenham keen on Leicester star after he rejects contract


Leicester may be focusing all their attention on keeping hold of Riyad Mahrez, but it looks like they may need to leave one eye on Danny Drinkwater too.

The Sun are reporting that the England midfielder has turned down a new contract worth £80,000 a week, with the Foxes now keen to offer him £100,000.

However, it may not be that easy to convince him to stay, with Tottenham waiting in the wings.

The same newspaper claims that Drinkwater has been perturbed by the club’s lack of urgency to get him to put pen to paper, with the player now questioning his importance when compared with stars like Jamie Vardy.


Tottenham, Leicester’s title rivals last season, have already signed Victor Wanyama in central midfield, but they still seem to be lacking depth, with their bench looking rather unimpressive in the 1-1 draw with Everton on the Premier League’s opening day.

Mauricio Pochettino could also do with another elite passer of the ball, as no-one else at the club is in the league of the suspended Mousa Dembele.

Drinkwater made more passes than any other player in the Premier League last season, but Pochettino must weigh up whether he’s good enough to displace Eric Dier, Wanyama, or Dembele when all his options are available.

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