PSG want out of favour Tottenham Hotspur midfielder
French Ligue 1 holders Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with England international Dele Alli over a stunning transfer, according to reports.
The Tottenham midfielder was dragged off at half-time against Everton in the opening game of the season and has not made the two matchday squads since then. He was not at all involved in the win at Southampton.
According to reports in England, the French champions are hoping to take advantage with a plot to land the ex-MK Dons man. The French giants are thought to be long-term admirers of the 24-year-old midfield entertainer. However, it is unclear whether they would pursue a full permanent transfer or a loan with the option to buy but the latter is more likely.
Alli, who signed for Tottenham in 2015 and has 62 goals in 223 appearances, was also offered to Real Madrid as part of the deal which saw Gareth Bale return to White Hart Lane. Inter Milan are also showing interest in the attacking midfielder, who looks to be out of Jose Mourinho's immediate plans at Tottenham.
However, the chance to reignite his career alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG would surely appeal to the 37-cap Three Lions star. Alli was hauled off at the break against Everton with ex-England international Gabriel Agbonlahor claiming that he had a bust-up with Jose Mourinho prior to the match.
The two-time PFA Young Player of the Year did not even travel to Bulgaria for the Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday. And then he was reportedly left 'upset and confused' by his omission at St Mary's.
Commenting on his decision to leave Alli out, Mourinho said: "We have a huge squad, a squad with numbers that's very difficult to manage.
"I don't have issues, it's for me to be here with 18 players, I start with Son, with Lucas, with Harry, on the bench I have Sissoko and Lamela. We have too many players for some positions and some of them are paying the price of this," he further opined.
Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has stated Jose Mourinho’s counter-attacking style does not suit Alli but insisted leaving is not the answer.
The 62-year-old said: “That is the easy way out. That’s a cop-out. He and Jose have to talk about it and he needs to adjust his game.
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