Newcastle United are reportedly targeting a transfer swoop for Dele Alli after boss Eddie Howe changed his mind on the Tottenham man.
Premier League strugglers are desperate for reinforcements in the attack, despite Burnley already paying £25m for Chris Wood.
He was Newcastle’s second January signing after Kieran Trippier’s full-back capture from Atletico Madrid – but they want even more extras to help them in their bid for survival.
Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard continues to be linked with the move to St James’ Park, although centre-half is believed to have been Howe’s area of greatest concern.
This caused him to initially oppose a move to Ally – now Football Insider claims Toon Boss has made a U-turn and approved a move to the England international.
He says ‘preliminary talks’ have already started between Newcastle and Tottenham as Antonio Conte also wants to raise funds for an overhaul at Spurs.
Ellie, 25, burst onto the scene with her performance as a teen in MK Dawns and headed herself to North London in 2015.
The step-up failed to phase him as he quickly became one of Spurs’ most dangerous weapons and was soon rewarded with the England cap.
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He flourished under Mauricio Pochettino but his form dipped dramatically under successors Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and now Conte.
And even though his record of 51 goals in 181 appearances is still impressive, it looks like Spurs are ready to sell him and bring in new blood.
Midfielders Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn are two others reportedly up for sale.
Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano also claimed last week that Alli could be part of a swap deal.
He said, ‘The problem is with selling the players. They need to sell players.
“So they want Nombele to leave the club, they have offered him to Roma, but Roma are going for different players.
“He needs the same for Bergwijn. He is leaving the club with Ajax interested in a move. Let’s see if he can do that.”
“Also dele alli. Keep an eye on that as they are still looking for a solution and some swap deal could be the solution.
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