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PSG to make January move for out-of-favour Spurs midfielder Dele Alli

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to renew their interest in Dele Alli next month and launch a loan move to sign the out-of-favour Tottenham midfielder.

Alli has struggled for opportunities with the north London side this season and has not started in the Premier League since the opening day of the campaign, featuring just once more from the bench with his minutes coming in the Europa League.

The England international does not appear to be a part of Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans and was an unused substitute during Spurs’ 2-0 win against Royal Antwerp on Thursday night, with the Mail reporting PSG believe they can land the midfielder on a loan deal next month.

Thomas Tuchel’s side expressed an interest in the 24-year-old during the summer but were unable to agree a deal, though will return in January and offer Alli the chance to revive his fortunes in French football.

Alli’s fall from grace has seen him lose his place in the England squad, though the midfielder is hopeful he can regain favour with Gareth Southgate ahead of next summer’s European Championships and regular first-team football in Paris will boost those hopes.

Mourinho discussed Alli’s role following the win over Antwerp and admits he does not expect the player to be happy with his peripheral status, admitting he faces a difficult challenge maintaining harmony with the squad.

“A player that is on the bench and realises that with five changes that he is not one of the players, of course he is not happy player. I don’t expect him to be happy,” Mourinho told his post-match press conference.

“I do not keep everyone happy. How can I? I believe all of them are happy because we are winning but I do not think everybody is happy at all, but that is the nature of football and I cannot make miracles.”

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