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Tottenham tell Real Madrid that Dele Alli isn’t for sale at any price [Sky Sports]

Spurs won’t sell Alli

Tottenham have told Real Madrid that they won’t be selling Dele Alli at any price, according to Sky Sports. Spurs regard Alli as their prized asset and will resist the £50 million offer Madrid are lining up. The Champions League holders are banned from recruiting players in January but will test Tottenham’s resolve next summer.

Alli has been a sensation since arriving in the Premier League last season. The 20-year-old midfielder took to a jump up of two divisions like a duck to water. In 51 Premier League games, he’s scored 20 goals and created another ten.

Bit of history there

While Spurs claim they won’t sell, they’ve struggled to resist Madrid in recent years. Gareth Bale and Luka Modric were subjects of long transfer sagas before eventually ending up at the Bernabeu. Worse still, Spurs will have limited transfer funds over the next few years due to the construction of their new stadium. That’s why they’ve gone on a contract renewal splurge in recent months. To protect their assets and potentially benefit from interest.