Tottenham have no intention of including Dele Alli as part of the blockbuster Gareth Bale transfer, Football Insider has learned.
There has been speculation that the England international could be included as part of the deal taking Bale back to north London.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the possibility of Alli, 24, going to Real was mentioned but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has no intention of letting him go and he will be remaining at the club.
A Tottenham source has told that a number of options are being discussed including a season-long loan, a two-year loan taking up the remainder of his Real contract as well as a loan with an option to buy.
Tellingly, the Spanish giants are willing to subsidise more than half of Bale’s reported £600,000-a-week wages.
That is the key factor that has given Tottenham optimism they can get the deal over the finish line.
Like Bale, Alli’s star has fallen over the last few seasons and he was hauled off at half-time in Spurs’ 1-0 opening-day defeat to Everton on Sunday.
This comes after Amazon Prime’s fly-on-the-wall documentary of Spurs’ 2019-20 season, All or Nothing, highlighted Alli’s shortcomings in training.
In a meeting with Daniel Levy, Mourinho says: “I told already Dele very directly that he doesn’t train well, he is not a good trainer,” and tells the chairman they need to “find motivation” for the midfielder.
This site revealed early last month that a sensational return to Spurs for Bale was firmly on the cards as his former club prepared an offer.
His relations with Real have soured in recent seasons and he was left out of their 24-man squad for the Champions League defeat to Man City early last month after Zinedine Zidane claimed “he preferred not to play”.
In other news, Tottenham have accepted a 7-figure bid for international ace.