Date published: Friday 2nd October 2020 7:16
Paris Saint-Germain have had a second loan proposal for Dele Alli – worth more than double their initial approach – rejected by Tottenham.
The Guardian reported on Thursday that the French champions had stepped up their efforts to sign the midfielder. Their first official loan bid for the 24-year-old was worth £1.5million.
According to a fresh report from The Telegraph though, PSG have not given up, now offering a temporary move to France for Alli worth £4million.
The newspaper claims that Tottenham have again rejected this latest approach. Chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly keen to see Alli stay at Spurs and fight for game time.
In both cases, PSG’s offers did not include an option to buy the midfielder at the end of next season.
The England international has only appeared in three of Spurs’ eight games so far this term. However he scored on his most recent outing in Thurday’s win over Maccabi Haifa.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has blamed the size of his squad on his decision to cut Alli out of his squad.
Indeed more recently the Portuguese manager praised the player for his professionalism in handling the situation.
The Telegraph adds though that Alli has become “unsettled” by his lack of game time.
The Englishman came off the bench in Thursday’s Europa League tie and played a maximum of 60 minutes in his two previous outings.
Mourinho said of his latest performance: “Yeah, he was good. He came well into the game and the action for the penalty is a beautiful one.
“In a short space, he gets very, very well in there and then he was serious and cool and professional. He took it well.”
Mourinho unsure on Son fitness
Tottenham head into Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United unsure on Son Heung-min’s fitness.
The South Korean has started the season in magnificent form with five goals and two assists in five games.
However Mourinho admitted in his pre-match press conference that he is unsure if the winger can shake off his hamstring problem in time for the trip to Old Trafford.