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2nd Aug, 2016 | 1:45pm

Tottenham in talks over playmaker deal worth up to £8m - report

By Dominic Toner

Brighton are in talks to sign Tottenham playmaker Alex Pritchard, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that negotiations between the two clubs are progressing well as Spurs hold out for a deal worth a total of £8million.

Seagulls manager Chris Hughton worked with Pritchard, 23, during his coaching days at Tottenham and a reunion is now possible.

Football Insider revealed last week that Pritchard is one of seven senior Spurs players deemed surplus to requirements by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Mirror claimed that Pritchard is also high on the shortlist of Championship big boys Leeds and Newcastle.

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Reliable Leeds journalist Joe Rawson confirmed the Whites had also been linked with the Tottenham playmaker with Rawson revealing the contents of his text exchange with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino on his personal Twitter account last week.

Pritchard, who operates in the number 10 role but can also play out wide, has three years remaining on his current Spurs deal. He made a name for himself during a loan spell at Brentford in the 2014-15 season, where he scored 12 times.

The 23-year-old playmaker spent the second half of last season on-loan at West Brom, but failed to make a single start for the Baggies, managing just two Premier League sub appearances.

The England under-21 international has appeared just twice for Spurs, and has also spent time on loan at both Swindon and Peterborough.

Brighton finished third in the Championship last season and missed out on an automatic spot via goal difference, before losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the playoff semi-final.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are keeping tabs on a prolific striker and £30million will seal the deal.