Plans are in place to improve the midfielder#8217;s existing deal, which is worth around £50,000 per week, over the coming months, but those discussions will test Tottenham#8217;s rigid pay structure with Alli set to insist on becoming the club#8217;s top earner.
Tottenham#8217;s stringent wage policy has been well documented in recent seasons with many of the club#8217;s best players knowing full well they can earn much more elsewhere.
Indeed, certain figures behind the scenes at Spurs fear Alli is becoming too distracted by off-the-pitch matters.
Real Madrid have a concrete interest in Alli and it is understood the midfielder would welcome a switch to the Bernabeu in the future.
Spurs will feel they are in a position of strength with regard to any potential new deal given Alli#8217;s existing deal still has five years left to run. Similarly, however, the 21-year-old will not rush into signing a new contract.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham would be willing to pay Alli the kind of money he is seeking. The midfielder#8217;s performances so far this season have not reached the lofty standards he has set himself.