Dele Alli appears to be edging closer to departing Tottenham after being left out of the squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
The midfielder has been linked with a move during the January transfer window, with the Spurs reportedly happy for him to leave on loan.
Newcastle United and Everton are among the clubs linked with Alli, who was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s last two games and will play no part in the London derby at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old has made 10 Premier League appearances this season – playing 657 minutes – with his only goal from four attempts being a penalty in the win over Wolves, while he is yet to register an assist.
It is a stark contrast to his most productive season with Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino in 2016-17, when he netted 18 times from 94 attempts and an expected goal tally of 13.3 in 3,043 minutes played.
Alli has only started twice for Spurs in the top flight since Antonio Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November.
Although, he did appear in all five of their Europa Conference League group games, scoring in the 5-1 rout of Mura in September.
After arriving from MK Dons in 2015, Alli missed just eight Premier League games during his first three seasons with Tottenham. He recorded 421 touches in the opposing penalty box, while his tally of 26 assists was only bettered during that time by Kevin De Bruyne (43), Christian Eriksen (38), Mesut Ozil (36) and David Silva (29).
However, he has been absent from 58 top-flight matches since then.