Newcastle and Aston Villa keen on Spurs midfielder

The 26-year-old is keen on leaving Tottenham in order to earn himself a place in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

Dembele has fallen out-of-favour at White Hart Lane, having started just two of the last five games.

Dembele told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade ahead of Sunday’s defeat against Newcastle: “I can not be satisfied with it, of course, I just want to play as many games.

“The coach explained that he makes a tactical choice, he wants more defensive players in midfield.”

The midfielder has been linked with the likes of Newcastle, Aston Villa, Southampton, Cardiff and Swansea.

Dembele joined Tottenham for a fee of £15million from Fulham in August 2012.