According to reports from the Spanish outlet Don Balon, Premier League champions Chelsea are planning a sensational swoop for Tottenham Hotspur’s star man Dele Alli.
The Blues have had a slow start to the summer and are yet to bring in any faces to the squad. But the report claims that their manager Antonio Conte has one of our best players on top of his wish-list.
The 21-year old Alli just enhanced his burgeoning reputation after the 2015/16 season with another excellent campaign. The England ace finished the 2016/17 season with a more than impressive tally of 22 goals and 13 assists from 50 appearances in all competitions, which also led to speculations that Spanish giants Real Madrid were also interested in our player.
Now Don Balon states that Chelsea are planning a jaw-dropping £87million (€100million) offer for the Englishman’s services. The report also says that Conte has Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as one of his top priorities in the summer.
Alli has easily been one of our most influential players in the last two years after having moved from MK Dons. His ability to score goals and create chances has been lauded by everyone in the footballing community. Alli has now won the PFA Young Player of the Year award for two years in a row and has been named in the PFA Team of the Year for two years continuously as well.
Earlier this year, former Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge also went on to say that his former club should do everything in their power to try and sign Alli, saying that he could be the Blues’ long term heir for the role Lampard performed for so many years.
A bid as high as £87million can prove to be too hard to turn down for our chairman Daniel Levy, but he needs to send Chelsea straight back from the door if they make an offer. Alli is a part of something special that is taking place at Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino and if the club are to continue to making huge strides, Alli will have to stay as he will have an integral part to play.
At 21, he has turned into one of the best English players in the Premier League and he will only get better from here and the club needs to do everything in their power to make sure that his rise continues with us and not with our London rivals.