Dele Alli could be the surprise casualty of a mass Tottenham overhaul amid the wreckage of the opening months of the campaign, Football Insider understands.
Spurs are preparing to radically change their squad over the next 12 months, something Mauricio Pochettino has called for in each of the last two summers.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Alli may be among the stars offloaded if he does not reignite his stalled career soon.
The attacking midfielder has lost his regular starting spot and had a mixed few seasons since being talked of as a potential £150million target of Europe’s elite clubs.
As revealed by Football Insider a fortnight ago, Pochettino wants to offload contract rebels Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld and three other senior stars, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama.
Selling Alli would be a far bigger shock his achievements, status and age.
Capped 37 times by England, he has played 187 times for Tottenham, which have yielded 53 goals, as well as 49 assists, and does not turn 24 until April.
Alli has yet to start a league match for Spurs this season, and is only appearance in the competition was as a second-half substitute in the draw against Arsenal.
The attacking midfielder has failed to even get off the bench in three of Tottenham’s last four league games despite a wretched run of results.
Spurs are ninth in the table going into the international, out of the League Cup and face a major battle to qualify for the Champions League knockouts.
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