Spurs reportedly reluctant to meet Alderweireld’s wage demands

The Daily Mail say Toby Alderweireld wants more than £100,000 a week to sign a new contract at Tottenham.

The defender’s current wages are reported to be around £50,000 a week and the Mail say he wants parity with Spurs striker Harry Kane, who earns a reported £110,000 a week.

The newspaper also claims that Tottenham are reluctant to give Alderweireld such a large pay increase and that this “is proving a problem.”

But the Mail also reports that “talks between both parties are ongoing with Spurs hopeful of reaching an agreement.”

Meanwhile, West Ham are interested in Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, according to reports in the forward’s native Algeria.

West Brom have also been linked with Slimani, who joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon last year.

He is among a host of forwards to be linked with the Irons ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old has made 19 Premier League appearances this season, scoring seven goals.

And Nigel Reo-Coker has signed for Norwegian side IK Start.

The 32-year-old, from Southwark, has discussed a move to Spanish club Granada but opted to join Start in order to play more matches.

Granada, currently managed by ex-England captain Tony Adams, remain interested in Reo-Coker after he impressed during a trial.

The midfielder, who started his career at Wimbledon before a three-year spell at West Ham, has also played for Aston Villa, Bolton and Ipswich.

More recently, Reo-Coker has had spells at Major League Soccer clubs Vancouver Whitecaps, Chivas and Montreal Impact.

He told Sky Sports HQ: “Sometimes when you move abroad for a new experience it is viewed in a negative way. Look at Jermaine Defoe, when he moved to the MLS a lot of people thought his best days were behind him.

“But he’s proved that he still has a lot to offer at the top level, and I feel the same way. I’m fitter than ever and ready for a new challenge.”

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