Tottenham Hotspur have decided against allowing Dele Alli to leave the club in January and expect him to stay and fight for his place in the team, according to Sky Sports.

The Englishman appears to have fallen down the pecking order at the Lilywhites this season and has been used sparingly. As things stand, he is unlikely to be named in the England squad for the European Championships unless he plays consistently in the second half of the season.

With Jose Mourinho preferring Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, it is unlikely that Alli will manage to work himself back to being a first-team regular.

Mauricio Pochettino’s recent appointment as PSG coach has led to suggestions that Alli could be heading to France.

Alli has not played for Spurs since their 3-1 victory over Stoke City in the EFL Cup quarterfinal two weeks ago.

Spurs may opt to keep Alli if they cannot find a replacement for him this month. There is no doubt that this will be a major blow to the player. 

If Alli’s situation does not improve, it is hard to see him remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond next summer.

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