Tottenham to upgrade Pochettino contract amid Real Madrid interest

Real Madrid and PSG are very keen on Pochettino as they consider life after Zinedine Zidane and Unai Emery, respectively, but Spurs have planned a lucrative new deal for Pochettino to fend off that interest, according to The Telegraph.

Pochettino's side are in an excellent run of form, having followed-up their 1-0 Premier League win over their north London rivals Arsenal last weekend with a 2-2 draw against Juventus in the Champions League. The Danish dynamo's tenacious approach to midfield play makes him a prime candidate for Barça - who are in the market for a technically-gifted, creative midfielder.

Tottenham are ready to hand Mauricio Pochettino a new contract.

The Argentinean signed a five-year deal with the club when he joined from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and has since penned a new deal through to 2021. But Spurs are desperate for Pochettino to stay and believe he is keen to see out the project he started nearly four years ago.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy claimed in Pochettino's book, Brave New World, that he would like "nothing more" than for the current manager to see through his work over the next 10 to 15 years.

Earlier this season, Pochettino revealed he would love to stay with the Lilywhites for "10 to 15 years" as he is "so happy" to be manager of Spurs.

Vanessa Coleman