However, they will not entertain any loan offers for the 21-year-old, following enquiries from Benfica and Lazio.
The Lilywhites’ desire to offload Bentaleb is no great secret; in fact, Mauricio Pochettino essentially confirmed the situation after leaving the Algerian midfielder out of the pre-season squad that travelled to Australia.
But it appears the Argentine is so desperate to permanently part with the deep-lying midfielder, who measures in at 6 foot 1, that the club have rebuffed Lazio and Benfica’s attempts to sign him on a season-long loan.
Spurs are hoping to claim around £12million for Bentaleb, who was viewed as one of the north London outfit’s most exciting youngsters when breaking into the first team under Tim Sherwood.
But injury problems limited him to just five Premier League appearances last season, whilst a lengthy contract saga appears to have affected his relationship with Pochettino.