Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to sweat over the future of two of his star players.
Tottenham are still hopeful Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris will sign new contracts but are refusing to budge on their policy of a £100,000 a week wage cap.
Incredibly, as the Sun have pointed out, Kane is earning less than flop signing Moussa Sissoko at around £50,000 a week despite him easily being the club’s most important player.
Last season’s Golden Boot winner seems unlikely to seek pastures new given that he has grown up at White Hart Lane, but Lloris – as one of the world’s top goalkeepers – is perhaps more likely to be tempted.
Yet, Pochettino insists speculation over their deals is actually a positive for the club, the same newspaper quoting him:
“I take it in a positive way. We are talking — a good thing — extending contracts, them wanting time and showing commitment. It is fantastic. Why not talk about that?”
“Maybe there are rumours that can affect fans but the players want to be here for the long term.”
Spurs face West Ham on Saturday aiming to end their winless run which has now stretched to seven games. Kane came back with a bang scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal before the international break, and the Lilywhites will relish the chance to pile the pressure on Slaven Bilic’s struggling side.