Barcelona eye up Tottenham’s Dele Alli as Coutinho alternative

Barcelona eye up Tottenham’s Dele Alli as Coutinho alternative

October 10, 2017 Off By Sam Leveridge

Barcelona are considering their options ahead of the January transfer window and next summer, with Tottenham’s Dele Alli believed to be a top target.

The Catalan club are also mulling over a refreshed bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, but are confident that they could bring the England midfielder to the Camp Nou for just £150 million.

That is £50 million less than the price that they were quoted by the Anfield club for their number ten on transfer deadline day as Ernesto Valverde and his team grew desperate for another addition.

Dele Alli recently sacked his agent, with super-agents Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola said to be vying for his business, which may suggest that he is open to a move.

Both agents have promised him a move to a big club, with Manchester United and Real Madrid also linked, but it is unlikely that they will accept Tottenham’s offer of a new contract worth £90,000 per week.

That would make him Spurs’ second best paid player, only behind top goalscorer Harry Kane, but is some way off the money that could be on offer from Catalonia.

With the 2018 World Cup on the horizon, transfer speculation may be the last thing that Alli needs after a poor run of form early on in the season, but only time will tell if there is anything more to this rumour than pure speculation.

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