Bentaleb is a promising talent but slumped down the pecking order behind the likes of Moussa Dembele, Eric Dier and Dele Alli last season.
And they’re now considering using the 21-year-old as a makeweight to bring down Newcastle’s asking price for Moussa Sissoko, who produced a dazzling display in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal.
You can watch some of his highlights below:
Newcastle value the powerful midfielder in excess of £30million, a price-tag Spurs appear unprepared to match.
The France international claimed seven assists in the Premier League last season, but his attitude came under criticism as the Magpies’ plummeted out of the top flight.