Arsenal plot sensational move for £100million-rated star - reports
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.”
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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