PSG are ‘confident’ in completing a season-long loan transfer for Tottenham outcast Dele Alli following talks between the clubs.
Alli, 24, appears frozen out of the Spurs setup having already been omitted from Jose Mourinho’s match day squad twice this season.
As a result the midfielder is open to a fresh start away from the Premier League with PSG leading the race to sign him.
According to The Telegraph, the Ligue 1 champions firmly believe Alli has his heart set on a move to the French capital.
They are said to be ‘increasingly confident’ that a deal can be agreed with Tottenham before the transfer window closes on October 5.
The two clubs have a prior history in the market, with PSG having sold Lucas Moura, 28, and Serge Aurier, 27, to Spurs in recent years.
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Loaning Alli out for the rest of the campaign is also seen as beneficial for both clubs, it has been claimed.
But a permanent deal has not being discussed as PSG appear interested only in a loan which may also suit Daniel Levy.
With no desire to sell to a Premier League rival, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are also believed to have registered an interest for Alli.
His former team-mate Christian Erisken, 28, made the same move in January, costing Inter £17milllion.
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But the Dane playmaker has struggled in Milan, making just 11 starts.
Inter could also struggle to finance a deal to sign Alli, even on a temporary basis, leaving PSG as frontrunners.
The England international was this summer offered to Real Madrid on loan as Spurs signed Gareth Bale, 31, and Sergio Reguilon, 23.
But Bernabeu bosses had no interest, with Reguilon signing for Tottenham in a £17m deal and Bale joining until the end of the season.
It is understood Mourinho’s recent treatment of Alli has left the player himself and team-mates stunned.
After the manager replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November, the playmaker enjoyed a brief resurgence in form, scoring four in five games.
But after the Premier League restart in June, Alli struggled for form and also missed five games following an injury.