By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have omitted midfielder Alex Pritchard from their pre-season squad for the International Champions Cup.
Newcastle were eyeing up a move for the playmaker last month and are keen to add to their squad following their relegation to the Championship.
Football Insider revealed that the North Londoners have stamped an £8million price tag on Pritchard and it will take a figure in that region to move him away from White Hart Lane.
Tottenham announced on their website the squad they are taking to compete against Juventus and Atletico Madrid in Australia, but there was no place for Pritchard despite many youth players making the trip.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder last played in the Championship during the 2014-15 season when on loan at Brentford.
Pritchard demonstrated the depth of his talent at Brentford, where he scored 12 goals and supplied seven assists in 47 appearances for the Championship club.
He shone during his time at the London club where he was named in the divisional team of the year, as well as prompting a call up to England’s squad for the European Under-21 Championship.
The Englishman signed a new four-year deal with Spurs last summer but injury has hindered the young midfielder’s progress.
Newcastle are set to lose Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool and Pritchard could be seen as a suitable replacement.
In other Newcastle transfer news, Spanish giants Real Madrid have joined the race to sign their £35million-rated midfielder.