Dele Alli is confident that he will be able to leave Tottenham for Paris Saint-Germain on loan this month, despite reports suggesting that was unlikely.
Alli has fallen out of favour at Tottenham and has been limited to just one Premier League start this season. He has been far less important under Jose Mourinho than he was under Mauricio Pochettino.
Therefore, he is expected to leave the club in the near future. The most likely escape route would be to PSG, where he could reunite with Pochettino.
However, it recently emerged that Tottenham would not be willing to facilitate a loan exit, despite PSG preferring that formula. Spurs would rather sell Alli on a permanent basis.
The asking price could be as much as £45m, which would make even a club as rich as PSG hesitant. They would favour a try-before-you-buy deal to take him on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
With Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy disagreeing over the formula of the offer, Alli’s exit plans could be scuppered.
However, according to The Sun, the midfielder is still “confident” that he will be able to join PSG on loan.
Alli wants to work under Pochettino again after learning of the manager’s interest in a reunion. He is now hoping he can convince Spurs to accept the loan offer.
If he does leave, then Tottenham could try to re-sign Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan as a replacement.
Lloris also wanted by Pochettino
Another Tottenham star being lined up for a move to PSG, according to The Sun, is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The France international has been at Tottenham for nearly a decade, but could have the chance to return to Ligue 1.
Lloris’ contract with Spurs expires in 2022, so they may cash in on him at the end of the season if they have a replacement lined up.
It is claimed that PSG will wait until the summer to make a bid for Lloris.