The speculation linking Dele Alli with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain has intensified over the past few days, with multiple reports now claiming (Guardian and Fabrizio Romano) that the midfielder is desperate to leave reunite with Mauricio Pochettino in Paris.
French publication Le Parisien have now given a comprehensive overview of PSG’s pursuit of Alli and they claim that a deal is unlikely to go through before the end of the month.
The report suggests that the 24-year-old is the French giants’ number one target, with the club viewing the Spurs star as a great marketing opportunity.
The club’s sporting director Leonardo Araujo and Pochettino are both said to believe that the England international would improve their squad.
However, it is claimed that Tottenham would find it ‘unthinkable’ to sanction an outright loan move for Alli.
The North Londoners are said to be keen on adding a compulsory obligation to buy the midfielder for around €50m (£44.5m) at the end of his loan spell.
The report suggests that the quoted price would be too high for PSG to meet but the Ligue 1 giants have not yet given up hope of thrashing out a deal before the end of the month.
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I still believe that Alli could potentially be a bargain for any club at around £45m as he is a top-class ‘raumdeuter’ when he is confident and firing. I think it could be in Tottenham’s interest to allow him to join PSG on loan even if Mourinho does not see Alli as a part of his long-term plans. If the midfielder plays regularly for PSG and regains his form, his value could potentially go up by £10-£15m at the end of the season.
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