Paris Saint-Germain have begun talks to sign Dele Alli as it appears increasingly likely that he does not figure in the plans of manager Jose Mourinho.
The Champions League finalists are hopeful of securing the 24-year-old before the transfer window closes after he was left out of Tottenham Hotspur’s last two match-day squads.
Dele was offered to Real Madrid as part of the negotiations that eventually saw Gareth Bale sign for Spurs.
The exact nature of the deal being proposed by PSG is unclear and also the French side are said to like the idea of signing an English player.
Given that Spurs appear open to the possibility of loaning the attacking midfielder then it may well be that PSG’s sporting director Leonardo will initially propose a temporary deal to see if the move works out.
Inter Milan have also expressed an interest in signing Dele, on loan, but it appears that PSG may have made the first move.
Dele’s contract at Spurs runs until 2024.