Tottenham have made a major breakthrough in contract talks with Troy Parrott, Football Insider has learned.

This site revealed last month that the club had opened talks with the striker, 17, over an improved deal to replace the deal he signed last February.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club have subsequently made progress in discussions with Parrott’s camp and are increasingly confident he will pen a long-term deal.

Manager Jose Mourinho has emphasised to the teenage prodigy he has a big future at Spurs and his development is best served by remaining at the club.

This comes after Football Insider broke the news on Thursday that the Londoners had put the block on Parrott going on loan for the second half of the season after a U-turn.

That was a blow to the youngster’s suitors, with Football Insider revealing earlier this week that QPR had registered their interest in him along with London and second-tier rivals Charlton Athletic.

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Tottenham did not secure a new centre-forward signing in the recently-closed window although they did recruit versatile winger Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven.

Talisman Harry Kane has been ruled out until at least April after undergoing hamstring surgery to leave Tottenham short of orthodox front men.

Parrott has made two Spurs appearances and has also already been capped by Republic of Ireland, providing an assist in a 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand.

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