Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is edging closer to a move that would see him join Paris Saint-Germain on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.
The 24-year-old, linked with a move away from the club this month after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho, was not in the 20-man squad that travelled to Sheffield United for their last Premier League fixture.
Mourinho put his absence down to a small problem with his tendon, while Alli also missed Monday’s FA Cup fourth-round victory at Wycombe.
Alli has been frozen out by Mourinho this season, making only 12 appearances in all competitions, and has not started a Premier League game since the opening match of the campaign when he was replaced at half-time against Everton.
A report a week ago claimed that Alli was ‘confident of sealing a loan move’ to PSG in January with the French club – who recently appointed Mauricio Pochettino as boss – now making him their number one target.
And now Fabrizio Romano says that ‘talks are now advanced’ for Alli with ‘deal almost ready on loan until the end of the season [NO buy option].’
The journalist adds that ‘Tottenham are refusing to let Dele go until they find a replacement’. Which seems strange seen as they weren’t playing him in the first place…
PSG are pushing to sign Dele Alli and the player wants to go, as reported two weeks ago.
More: talks are now advanced, deal almost ‘ready’ on loan until the end of the season [NO buy option].
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2021