By Will Butcher
Nabil Bentaleb will only be allowed to leave Tottenham permanently this summer and not on loan, according tor a report.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been told he can leave White Hart Lane this summer, despite signing a five-year contract with the North London side last summer.
The Daily Mail claim Spurs are refusing to allow Bentaleb to leave on loan as they hold out for a £12million fee for his services.
It is said that Portuguese giants Benfica and Serie A outfit Lazio are among the clubs keeping tabs on the youngster.
The Sun had claimed that the Biancazzurri have asked about signing the Spurs outcast on loan, but it seems that manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t allow that to happen.
Football Insider revealed in July that manager Mauricio Pochettino was ready to sanction the sales of Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Clinton N’Jie, Alex Pritchard, Tom Carroll, Federico Fazio and Michael Vorm.
Bentaleb made just five Spurs starts in an injury-hit campaign last season after falling behind Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Ryan Mason even when fit.
The Algerian midfielder failed to make the match day squad in Tottenham’s season opener against Everton on the weekend, with youngsters Cameron Carter-Vickers, Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks in the side ahead of him.
The former Lille academy player has already 19 Algeria caps to his name, and has made 66 appearances in total for Spurs.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are set to submit a £13million bid for this goalkeeper following an injury to Hugo Lloris.