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Mourinho leaves Alli out of matchday squad AGAIN as he finds himself out in cold

  /  autty

Dele Alli has once again been excluded from Jose Mourinho's Tottenham squad for the visit of Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

The midfielder played for an hour during Spurs' 3-1 Europa League victory at Shkendija in midweek, but Alli has not been named in the starting XI or among the substitutes for the Premier League fixture.

Alli was not even on bench for Tottenham's last two league games, but was set to start against Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday before the game was called off due to positive Covid tests at the League Two club.

The England international has been linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, but the Ligue 1 champions are reportedly set to withdraw from negotiations.

According to The Telegraph, the financial terms of the deal have dissuaded PSG from signing Alli, despite the fact that they were encouraged to enter talks in the first place.

Thomas Tuchel was eager to sign the England star on a one-year deal and it is understood that Alli was also interested in making a fresh start at Parc des Princes.

But there is now little optimism that the two clubs can reach an agreement.

Mourinho also insists he does not see the 24-year-old leaving before next monthh's deadline. 'Since Dele arrived from MK Dons he's had ups and downs,' he said.

'Fabulous periods and also other periods when he disappears from the top level. When this lack of consistency happens in a player it is normal that when you are in great form you play because you deserve to and when you are not in a good moment you don't play.

'He is selected. No decision yet about starting or on the bench, but if he is on the pitch for one minute or 90 he has to show us. Pure and simple.'