Paris Saint-Germain are set to hold ‘further talks’ with Tottenham over a loan move for Dele Alli, according to the Guardian.
Mauricio Pochettino, who aided Alli’s rapid development at Spurs, has apparently made the 24-year-old his priority target this month – it is believed Pochettino would prefer the French champions to sign Alli rather than Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan.
However, there is a hitch. The Guardian claims Spurs are reluctant to let Alli leave, with Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy agreeing he will be needed between now and the end of the season.
Tottenham are still competing in four competitions and losing Alli could leave them short in central attacking midfield, especially if the worrying injury records of Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso don’t improve.
That said, the report says further talks are planned, so perhaps Spurs will be open to Alli’s exit if there is some sort of financial gain – or maybe Levy wants to bring in a replacement before letting Alli leave.