Date: 15th December 2021 at 2:00pm
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Speculation surrounding potential deals is building ahead of the January transfer window, which opens in less than three weeks. 

A number of players are already reportedly being lined up for moves ahead of the mid-season window, while several clubs are believed to be preparing winter spending sprees.

One player who is being heavily linked with a move in the new year is Dele Alli, who has endured a tough few years at Tottenham Hotspur.

The England international enjoyed a blistering start to his Spurs career, scoring ten goals and providing nine assists in 33 Premier League games during his first season in North London.

However, he has scored just 14 goals in 81 appearances across all competitions since 2019, and he struggled to maintain a starting spot under both Jose Mourinho and Nuno Esperito Santo.

Now, the midfielder is being lined up for a move to Newcastle United, according to Teamtalk.

The report suggests that the 25-year-old is a target for several clubs, with the Magpies having already made initial contact with a view to agreeing a deal for the former MK Dons player.

Tottenham are apparently prepared to let the midfielder, who has started just 22 league matches in two years, leave in January and a loan deal is therefore feasible.

It is also suggested that Paris Saint-Germain, who were credited with an interest in the player last summer, are no longer keen on Alli, partly due to his poor form.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are expected to be one of the Premier League’s biggest spenders in the upcoming window, as their new Saudi Arabian owners prepare to hand Eddie Howe a big budget in his efforts to steer the club clear of relegation.

The relegation-threatened side are, however, insistent that a clause should be inserted into a potential deal to allow them the right to sign him permanently if they can ensure top flight survival.

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