Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move to sign Leicester City star midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the summer transfer window. The 26-year-old was a key player in the Foxes' title winning campaign last season.
The England international has two years left on his contract and is yet to sign an extension with the English champions. According to The Sun, Leicester have just opened talks over a new contract for Drinkwater, which would see him earn £80,000-a-week ($105960 per week).
The Premier League champions' slow progress in handing the star a new deal has alerted the north London club. Mauricio Pochettino is looking at the option of landing Drinkwater and his side are willing to make a £20m ($26.5m) bid, if he is open to the idea of leaving the King Power Stadium.
Claudio Ranieri has already seen N'Golo Kante leave the King Power Stadium in order to join his compatriot Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
Leicester star players Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Kante were attracting interest from the top Premier League clubs. Vary was wanted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but the striker snubbed the Gunners and committed his future to his current employers by signing a new deal.
Mahrez has been attracting interest from Arsenal and Wenger confirmed his side's interest in signing the Algerian. The Foxes focus on handing a new deal Vardy and Mahrez has seen them draw much attention to Drinkwater as they remain confident the midfielder will sign a new deal.
Drinkwater earlier admitted that he would not inform the club to hand him a new deal. However, the English midfielder is waiting on how things would shape up in the coming weeks.
"I am not going chasing the club. It is up to them to approach me. I would love to commit but I just want to play football," Drinkwater said last week.
"I still have two years left on my contract so it is not a be all and end all if I don't sign a new one in the next few weeks. I'm still under contract so I can't really say too much but I'm a Leicester City player at the minute. It's up to them how they handle it."