Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are also running down their contracts, although the club have not entirely given up hopes of agreeing extensions after the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager.

Discussing his stance, Levy said: “My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it.

“It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham and we’ll see. I don’t want to comment on ­individual players too much. I actually think it is unfair.

“Every circumstance is different. There may be a player who wants to stay, there may be a player we don’t want to stay.”

Manchester United are looking to add creativity in midfield in January leading to speculation they could re-enter the market for Eriksen given his situation.