By Alex Taylor
Arsenal have enquired about the availability of Tottenham star Dele Alli, according to reports.
Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed that the Gunners are interested in a move for the 20-year-old following a season in which he was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Alli burst onto the scene in 2015-16 for Spurs, scoring 10 goals and notching 11 assists as he helped guide the north London club to a third place finish in the Premier League, securing Champions League football next season.
It prompted the Telegraph to write a report quoting a Tottenham source in which it was claimed that White Hart Lane chairman Levy ‘would not even sell Dele Alli for £100 million’ this summer.
Transfer guru Giulianelli posted the Gunners’ apparent interest on his personal Twitter account on Monday. He wrote: “Arsenal have asked Tottenham info about Dele Alli.”
Arsenal have asked Tottenham info about Dele Alli.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) June 27, 2016
Arsenal have already secured the signing of Granit Xhaka this summer for £33million as Arsene Wenger looks to build on an already-strong central midfield unit.
The move may anger Tottenham fans who won’t be happy to see one of their star men linked with a move to their arch rivals.
Alli has five years remaining on his contract and it is likely that only a whopping fee would be enough to tempt Levy to cash in on the youngster.
Tottenham have a history of losing their star players over the last few years as both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale have left the club in big-money moves abroad.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Barcelona have paved the way for Tottenham to sign Roma forward Tony Sanabria