Sp*rs Euro bonus row: Players fury after club axe top-four pay-outs following Chelsea final win
T*ttenham are battling to avoid paying millions of pounds in bonuses after a row broke out with several senior players over fees relating to Champions League qualification.
Standard Sport understands there are several senior players at the club claiming they are entitled to a one-off payment because they finished last season in the top four of the Premier League.
The exact amounts are unclear with each player receiving a figure partly dependent on their status within the squad but it is believed that each individual could be entitled to a six-figure pay-out.
In any normal season, a top-four place would have been sufficient to reach a Champions League qualification play-off game and trigger the bonus written into the vast majority of player contracts at White Hart Lane.
However, Chelsea’s win against Bayern Munich in the final condemned Spurs to a second successive Europa League campaign and partly contributed to Harry Redknapp’s departure from White Hart Lane as manager.