Jose Mourinho is confident that he expects midfielder Dele Alli to remain at Tottenham past this current transfer window.
We relayed a story from the Telegraph yesterday that Champions League finalists PSG had opened talks with the 24-year-old, whilst the former MK Dons man has also been linked with Real Madrid in a swap deal involving Gareth Bale in recent weeks.
Alli started Spurs’ opening day defeat to Everton last Sunday, but was replaced by Moussa Sissoko at half-time and then hasn’t been picked since.
He was left out of the matchday squads for the victory over Lokomotiv Plovdiv and then Sunday’s thumping at Southampton, which raised concerns over his short-term future in north London.
However, after confirming that Alli will travel to Macedonia and be part of the squad for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Shkendija, Mourinho was asked whether he expects the England midfielder to still be a Tottenham player after 5 October’s deadline.
He said: (quotes via Football.London) “Yeah. There is a tendency now when a player performs or doesn’t perform to give responsibilities on coaches and some because they give him the right love, some because they give him the right stick.
“I always feel that 99 per cent of the responsibility is the player. I have 1 per cent. Me and my staff and the people that work with the players everyday. We have 1 per cent of that responsibility. 99 percent of that belongs to them.”