Nabil Bentaleb
Tottenham are in talks with midfiedler Nabil Bentaleb over a new long-term contractGetty Images/Ian Walton

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is reportedly in negotiations with the club over a lucrative new contract.

According to the London Evening Standard, the Algerian midfielder, who has been impressive since breaking into the first-team last season under former manager Tim Sherwood is set to be handed a new long-term deal, like colleagues Harry Kane and Ryan Mason.

The above mentioned duo recently signed new contracts that will keep them at the club until the summer of 2020, and it is believed that the club have offered Bentaleb a similar deal.

The report claims that the Algerian international, who only recently returned from the African Cup of Nations is set to double his wages, which are currently said to be around £10,000-a-week.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has come through the youth ranks at Spurs, has three years left on his current deal, but this was a deal which was signed before he made his first-team debut.

Bentaleb, who made 21 appearances last season, has already made 18 appearances in all competitions thus far this season. Mauricio Pochettino, who is a big advocate of promoting youth development within the club is keen to tie down the youngster to a long-term deal as he sees the likes of Mason, Kane and Bentaleb as the future stars of Tottenham.

Earlier in the season, the Algerian international had expressed confidence in the current crop of players at the club and he believes that the players can help each other and fulfill their dreams of winning a trophy and reaching the Champions League this season.

"We have great players and great talent – we're guided by the older ones which is a really good thing. We have to keep working as we do always and hopefully this generation of young players will have a bright future. We can all help each other," Bentaleb said, as quoted by the Standard.

"We want to win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League and I'm sure we can achieve our target. That is what big clubs and good teams want," the Algerian midfielder added.