Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly not expecting to lose midfielder Dele Alli this transfer window.
According to football.london, manager Jose Mourinho is still a ‘big fan’ of the 24-year-old, despite hauling him off at half-time at the weekend against Everton.
Alli’s future has been thrown into doubt over the past couple of days.
He’s been linked with a loan move to Real Madrid amid the Gareth Bale talk, and he has not been included in the squad to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the club Europa League qualifier tonight.
It could well be that other clubs now start to monitor the Englishman’s situation, with The Daily Mail crediting Paris-Saint-Germain and Inter Milan with interest, but football.london say Spurs don’t foresee the Englishman departing, and that he is part of the Portuguese’s plans.
TBR’s View – Alli situation should be revisited in January
Spurs should not be looking to offload £100,000-a-week maestro Alli (Spotrac), but they do need to keep a close eye on his form between now and January.
Alli’s best form has been missing for a while now, which is somewhat concerning.
But the star still has potential to be a match-winner in any given game, so he is worth persisting with for a little longer.
Maybe Mourinho should take a look at the situation in January to see whether a loan is needed.