Source: Mirror Football
Harry Redknapp is being offered a lucrative new deal at Tottenham to keep him out of England's clutches.
White Hart Lane supremo Daniel Levy is ready to act as his manager enters the final 12 months of his £4million-a-year contract after this season.
Levy wants Redknapp to stay beyond that, after the 64-year-old’s success at transforming Tottenham from relegation candidates into title contenders.
Although Redknapp is the runaway favourite to take over from Fabio Capello at England, Spurs want to make it as difficult as possible for him to quit by offering him the chance to create a dynasty and splashing the cash this summer.
They are already trying to pull off a major transfer coup in signing £30million-rated Lille winger Eden Hazard - one of the most sought-after players in Europe.
Spurs are also still very much in the hunt for £22m Marseille striker Loic Remy - to offset the return of on-loan Emmanuel Adebayor to parent club Manchester City at the end of the season - and Brazil and Internacional frontman Leandro Damiao.
Redknapp has been involved in discussions over all three players.
It is understood the FA have not yet made formal approach either to Redknapp or to Spurs over the England position.
The FA have always insisted they do not want to distract from or jeopardise Tottenham’s bid for honours by attempting to lure away their manager before the end of the season.
Spurs are set to use that window of opportunity to try to tie Redknapp down.
Redknapp has been open about his interest in the England job, and views it as the top job in the country.
The chance to work with the cream of the nation’s players at the European Championship this summer holds an obvious appeal for him.
But Levy is hoping the chance to establish Tottenham as a major European force proves a bigger draw.