Tottenham “immediately” rejected a recent Paris Saint-Germain approach for Dele Alli after the French champions decided to firm up their interest, a report claims.
Alli’s future has proved a hot topic of debate in recent weeks, amid his struggles for game time. He has only appeared in two of six matches for Spurs this season.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has previously insisted that Alli’s exclusion was due to the size of his squad. However speculation suggests he is a target for PSG.
After several reports linking the Ligue 1 side with a move, The Guardian claims they finally made their move. PSG recently submitted a loan bid worth £1.5million to take Alli to France for the rest of the season.
However, Tottenham “immediately” brushed off the proposal, the newspaper claims.
Previous reports have suggested that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was willing to take a hardline stance on any offers that came in for the England international.
And the 24-year-old now looks likely to fight for more game time in a packed squad.
Alli played no more than 60 minutes in both of his appearances so far this season. However he is likely to feature in Thursday’s Europa League play-off tie against Maccabi Haifa.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday’s tie, Mourinho could not give a clear update on Alli’s future.
Mourinho offers puzzling remark over Alli role
The manager said: “I cannot confirm Dele’s playing but I cannot confirm he’s not playing. We have still training sessions, we have still decisions to make.
“The only thing I can say is he’s being very, very professional. I have only respect for him. He’s being very professional, particularly on Tuesday when the team was preparing for the game and he wasn’t.
“It would be perfectly acceptable to have a lack of motivation, even a lack of professionalism for this training session but it was exactly the opposite.
“He trained very hard. He has my respect and the respect of his team-mates so it’s possible he plays.”