Dele Alli going nowhere as Man City and Real eye England ace

Date published: Friday 7th April 2017 12:15

Tottenham are highly confident of keeping hold of Dele Alli in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

Since joining Tottenham from MK Dons in 2015 for a bargain £5million, the 20-year-old has become one of the most exciting talents in world football and has been labelled as a £50million player.

And despite the midfielder signing a new six-year contract at Spurs last September, it was thought that a number of Europe’s elite clubs would test Tottenham’s resolve in the summer.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester City had reportedly registered their interest, however, Tottenham believe neither club will make an offer for Alli in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Real Madrid are readying themselves to spend big on Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, with the Blues winger said to be the La Liga side’s prime target this summer.

Likewise, City are said to be prioritising other positions that need to be strengthened, while Spurs’ owner Daniel Levy is also unlikely to sanction a sale to Premier League rivals.

Due to those factors, Spurs officials are confident Dele Alli will remain at the club for at least another season.

The news will allow Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to plan for incomings in the transfer window, rather than worry about outgoings.

Work has already started on this summer’s transfer plans, with recently appointed head of recruitment Steve Hitchen searching for potential signings.

Spurs have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha this week, who is said to be open to a move to the Premier League title-chasers.

Elsewhere while the Mail also claims that the club are keen to bring in Middlesbrough’s centre-back Ben Gibson.

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