Tottenham Hotspur have rejected a £10M bid from Schalke for Nabil Bentaleb, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Algerian international is currently banished to the under-21s while he looks for a new club. His frustration at losing his place last season irritated the Spurs head coach and reconciliation now seems out of reach.
Bentaleb has found himself behind the likes of Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli in the White Hart Lane pecking order and is expected to depart before the window closes.
According to the report, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values the 21-year-old at £15million and wants the Bundesliga club to dig deeper after they received £37million for the sale of Leroy Sane to Manchester City.
Bentaleb burst onto the scene under Tim Sherwood towards the end of 2013 but it looks like he has played his last game for the club. All he has to do is ask the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Andros Townsend who have upset Pochettino previously.
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