Marcus Edwards is in a contract stand-off with Tottenham

By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes

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Marcus Edwards could leave Tottenham after rejecting a contract offer from the club, Football Insider sources understand.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder is a first-year scholar in the club’s academy and is one of the highest rated players in his age group in England.

A well-placed Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Edwards has signed the professional deal that he was offered at the end of last year.

His current agreement expires in the summer of 2017 and should his contact stalemate continue then he could leave as a free agent in little over 12 months.

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Elite clubs in England and on the Continent are keeping tabs on the teenager and there is a growing sense he could be prised from White Hart Lane.

Intriguingly, he has been inactive on his Twitter account for many months, which is in stark contrast to his regular tweeting last year about Spurs and the matches that he and his young team-mates, including good friend Josh Onomah, were involved in.

Edwards has been at Tottenham since the age of eight and he has long been considered as a future first-team player.

He starred for England at the European Under-17s Championship last May while he also played at the Under-17s World Cup last October.

He accumulated 23 caps for England Under-17s before progressing to the Under-18s for the national team.

In other Tottenham news, it has been reported that Bayern Munich have a “crush” on a 22-year-old Spurs ace.