Paris Saint Germain could make a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli this month, but only after moving players on first.
That’s according to L’Equipe, who say the focus at the French club is on sales in the January transfer window.
They explain that PSG chief Leonardo was tasked with bringing in €60m of sales in the summer but failed to do so and thus will have to ‘take advantage’ of the winter window to ‘get rid of a few players’.
He’s hoping to bring in around €40m and has several players, particularly in the centre of midfield, up for sale.
Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Julian Draxler and possibly Ander Herrera or Thilo Kehrer, the latter if there are good offers, are all potential sales.
Should one or two of that group end up leaving it would ‘not be surprising’ if Leonardo was to then ‘relaunch the track’ leading to Alli.
The Tottenham midfielder was a target for PSG in the summer and ‘tops the list’ of potential signings.
He was also a favourite of Mauricio Pochettino’s during his time in charge of Spurs, and the Argentine’s appointment at the club only further makes a move all the more likely.
Whether Tottenham would sanction a sale isn’t made clear, although the midfielder’s lack of appearances under Jose Mourinho is seen as proof that they would be happy to let him go.
A deal is very much dependant on PSG getting rid of players first, though, and it will be interesting to see if they can, and how quickly, over the next month.