Papers Release Another Hysterical Headline

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Once again, a handful of papers and websites, including The Sun and Don Balon, are reporting that Chelsea are plotting a ridiculous £88 million move for Spurs sensation Dele Alli.

I call it ridiculous because, if it were true, which it isn’t, that £88 million figure is about £300 million short of anything I’d call close to acceptable.

Last week, we were all laughing about Manchester United’s imaginary £100 million master-stroke to steal Harry Kane away from Tottenham, which was suitably shut-down by Daniel Levy when he told them to double it as a start.

Today, the nonsense continues, but this time the fairy-tales are written about 21 year old wonder-kid Dele Alli, who scored 22 goals and created 8 assists across 50 appearances in all competitions last season.

Football Fancast, report that Antonio Conte has a list of the top targets he wants to see in a Chelsea shirt next season and apparently both Dele Alli and Romelu Lukaku are high on that list.

Lukaku is likely to leave Everton this Summer, as we already know he’s unwilling to extend his stay at Goodison Park as well as having revealed he’s got a destination in mind too, but Dele Alli, I have to say it again, it’s not happening.

Obviously, this is the all too familiar slice of invention that every Summer, gets squashed in Tottenham’s face.

It’s almost getting a little embarrassing, all these stories about how any Spurs player, the second they have a good season, is assured to leave once a rival with cash comes knocking.

It plays desperate ignorance to our ambition and our progress over the last three years and I wish they’d cut it out, because it’s totally degrading seeing something like that written about our club.

Obviously, Chelsea won’t even make a bid, but if they did, how much would you tell them he’s worth? Would you value him higher or lower than Kane? Or would you tell them to take a hike (which is absolutely an acceptable answer)?


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  1. CIES Football Observatory value Alli at 155 million Euros, about £136 million, second only to Neymar in world football. He doesn’t want to leave, we don’t want him to leave, nearly 4 years left on contract and home grown. As with Kane any bid will have to be over £200 million and Levy will still fall about laughing.

  2. hello, have chelscum forgotten the willian fiasco and how they insulted us with their tasteless jibes….i swear we’re dealing with morons here, not in the real world.

  3. Even the Chelsea fans are laughing at the ridiculous report from a less than reputable source. In fact, the sensible Chelsea fans know that it’s not going to happen.

  4. I think every player has a price and so does Dele. I would conservatively judge it at about £300m. Injury free, young versatile, goal scoring and goal making, England international with all the attributes to be amongst the greatest…

    Actually, call it £500m plus extras. No way he’s leaving for less unless his contract is due to expire and he won’t sign a new one.

    As for Harry, I think £200m would be a starting point, plus bonuses based on appearences, goals, international caps and a sell-on agreement.

  5. Actually if they were smart, which of course they are not, they would go after Winks–a real treasure in the making. The fact that he got injured in the last part of the season kept him out if the limelight.


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