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Spurs ready to talk contract extensions with four key players

A decent chunk of the Tottenham squad is about to be offered new deals.

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Tottenham Hotspur have a young and talented squad list. One of the benefits of that is that almost all of their important players are under club control for the foreseeable future. That isn't stopping them from trying to extend a few of those contracts, though.

The Independent reports that the club are set to begin contract talks with Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela, and Nacer Chadli. While none of the four's deals are expiring within a year, there is still an urgency by Daniel Levy and company to get the deals done while there's no pressure on either the club or the player.

The earliest expiring contract of the bunch is Dembele's and he still has 18 months left, while the other three's run until the Summer of 2018. The Belgian stated earlier this week that he envisions his future with Spurs.

"I never doubted I would stay at the club, I never thought about leaving," Dembélé said.

"Of course, people will speculate when you are not playing. But I've always felt this is my club. I never wanted to run away."

Two of the main products of the Gareth Bale transfer fee spending spree, Eriksen and Lamela, have both been key contributors to the Tottenham cause this season. While Eriksen has been a consistent performer for the club, the Argentine winger has seen his fair share of ups and downs only to persevere and become and important cog in the machine. Both extensions will be top priorities as well.

Chadli is currently working his way back from injury, but was a very productive member of the squad last season. All four are highly important to Pochettino's plans, so it's a bit unusual to see the club in a situation to pitch them contract offers at the same time. Regardless, let's hope that all four negotiations are successful.