Paris Saint Germain are ‘continuing their efforts’ to sign Dele Alli from Tottenham, but negotiations between the two clubs are proving to be ‘difficult’.

That’s what FussballTransfers report today, stating that the Ligue 1 champions cannot afford a permanent transfer for Alli so are trying to secure a loan deal instead.

A loan move, potentially including a purchase option, is the only ‘conceivable’ option for PSG but Tottenham would prefer to sell the midfielder permanently so that they can use the money to ‘strike the transfer market’ themselves.

This is somewhat backed up by RMC Sport, specifically journalist Loïc Tanzi, who says that PSG have not given up on Alli and have made a loan offer for him.

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He corroborates the idea that a deal is ‘complicated’ though because the club’s discussions are ‘clashing’ with Daniel Levy’s desire to hold onto Alli for now.

He very much presents the Tottenham chairman as uninterested in a sale, which is the complete opposite of what FussballTransfers are saying.

Of course, Levy suggesting he doesn’t want to sell could just be a negotiating tactic from the Spurs chairman to try and convince PSG to pay up, even for a loan deal.

Either way, it seems it is Tottenham’s demands that are holding this one up at present, with PSG – surprisingly – unable to just pay up and make it happen.