English Premier League: Dele Alli (58′) Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino taps Dele Alli as one of the best players in England, but says he has room to develop.
Mauricio Pochettino kept quiet in regards to Dele Alli’s contract situation, but assured that the midfielder is content.

The winter transfer window is now in full swing! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours are picking up steam. Check out all the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Real prepare £50m Alli offer

Dele Alli is set to become Real Madrid’s No. 1 target this summer with the Express reporting that Tottenham can expect to receive an offer north of £50 million.

The Spurs super talent grabbed his 12th goal of the season in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Saturday and has emerged as one of the most exciting midfielders in the world.

Despite only penning a new deal in September, Spurs could be forced into a sale as Real are determined to do whatever it takes to snap up the 20-year-old.

Man City enter race for Keane

Pep Guardiola is ready to spend big on another centre-back with the Sun detailing that Manchester City are now in the race to sign Burnley’s Michael Keane.

City have conceded 28 league goals this season; the most out of any of the top seven teams.

Everton and Leicester are also keen on the former Man United youngster, who could command a fee of £20 million.

The Toffees are continuing to overhaul their squad and Ronald Koeman has now earmarked the 24-year-old after seeing moves for Sunderland’s Lamine Kone and Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk fail to gather momentum.

PSG ready to pay for Payet

Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race to sign Dimitri Payet, with the Express reporting that the Ligue 1 champions want to beat rivals Marseille to the signing of the West Ham superstar.

The France international is fed up with life in London and is agitating for a return home with his former club thought to be his preference, but Unai Emery’s side would be better equipped to match his wage demands.

Nice, too, will attempt to sign Payet to help their surprise title bid, according to the Mirror.

The player is rumoured to have already flown home with Slaven Bilic clueless to his whereabouts as we enter the final 10 days of the window.

Morata won’t be a part of Courtois discussions

Real Madrid have initiated talks to bring Thibaut Courtois back to the Spanish capital, but the Mirror reports that they will not entertain the idea of Alvaro Morata being part of a potential swap deal.

Los Merengues want the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper to replace Keylor Navas and could tempt the Blues with a €30 million offer.

The 24-year-old has rediscovered his best form under Antonio Conte this season, playing a key role in a league-leading 12 clean sheets. But with Courtois’ current deal expiring in 2019, next summer could be the last chance to recoup maximum value in a potential sale.

Tap-ins

– Juventus are considering a move for Lyon’s excellent midfielder Corentin Tolisso, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 22-year-old snubbed a €30 million move to Napoli last summer but the Bianconeri believe Tolisso could be a perfect fit in Massimiliano Allegri’s system.

– Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough want RB Leipzig’s young Scot Oliver Burke, with the Mirror revealing that the 19-year-old is unsettled due to a lack of starts.

Burke has started just once for the Bundesliga contenders since his £13 million move from Nottingham Forest and could be tempted to come back to England, at least temporarily, to accelerate his development.

– Borussia Dortmund are looking to add AIK’s Alexander Isak to their squad of young superstars.

The 17-year-old looked almost certain to join Real Madrid, but sources have told ESPN FC that BVB’s late bid may have turned the Sweden international’s head.



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