Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to backtrack on the £45million fee he wants for Dele Alli, with the midfielder set for a bargain summer exit.
Jose Mourinho was said to be “upset” when Levy overruled him and blocked Alli’s January switch to PSG, as per Football Insider. Major talks were held with the Ligue 1 giants over a loan switch for the England international, with Levy wanting a £3m fee.
However, PSG offered less than that, which prompted Levy to push for a permanent deal that never materialised.
The Spurs transfer chief valued the 24-year-old at around £45m in the winter window. But with prices being slashed across Europe due to Covid-19 that figure has been reassessed.
Levy was hoping that more game time in the second half of the season might boost Alli’s asking price.
However, the midfielder has started only one Premier League game since the opener against Everton. That being said, Alli has looked a little more like his old self when he’s been called on.
The former MK Dons star is at least making the bench regularly now, which he wasnlt earlier in the campaign.
But despite seeing more action, Football Insider claims that Levy is now working on selling the player for a cut-price £25m.
That figure is likely to alert former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. Alli enjoyed his best spells working under the Argentine in north London.
Levy is thought to be in favour selling the player to a foreign club. The reason being that he doesn’t want to potentially strengthen a rival with a player who could still have plenty to offer.
Alli is currently training with what is left of the Spurs first team after missing out on England duty.
Tottenham on striker alert
Chelsea and Tottenham have been placed on alert, with Juventus reportedly ready to sell striker Paulo Dybala.
The Argentine forward has notched just three goals in an injury-hit campaign for the Bianconeri. With that in mind, and the fact that Dybala will be out of contract in the summer of 2022, Juve are looking to cash in on on their top stars at the end of the current season.
The Serie A giant’s sporting director Pavel Nedved recently dismissed talk of coach Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo moving on, However, he appeared to leave the door open to Dybala’s potential exit, with Liverpool also recently linked.
“We miss Paulo, he would have guaranteed us different attacking options and goals,” Nedved told DAZN.
“He has a contract for one more year and I have nothing more to add to what [CEO Fabio] Paratici and president [Andrea] Agnelli have already said.
“But it is clear that at Juventus we evaluate every business opportunity.”
Barcelona were prepared to splash out in the excess of €100m for Dybala back in 2017. However, with goals drying up and Covid-19 hitting hard, the 27-year-old is now available for a bargain price.
Tottenham actually agreed a deal for Dybala back in 2019, but the player’s image rights forced a collapse.
By retaining their interest, the north London side are covering themselves in case the unthinkable happens with Harry Kane.
Their are strong rumours that the England skipper is growing tired of the lack of silverware at Spurs.