Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is worried about losing a skilled member of the first-team squad, especially given the difficulty of signing an adequate replacement mid-season and the possibility of injuries or a Covid-19 break out in the camp during the 2nd half of the project.

There is also belief in the club’s hierarchy that Alli, 24, can regain the kind that made him one of the brightest young players in Europe, although supervisor Jose Mourinho has appeared less convinced.

Alli has actually not begun in the Premier League since the opening day of the season, when he was changed at half-time in the defeat to Everton, and last included on January 10 against eighth-tier Marine in the FA Cup.

PSG are stated to be confident of signing Alli on loan until completion of the season with no alternative to make the deal permanent, with the player crazy about the possibility to start his career and increase his opportunities of being consisted of in the England team for this summer’s European Championships.

Spurs are conscious of Alli’s choice for a change, which may assist to soften their position before Monday’s 11pm transfer due date, even if they can not discover a replacement – who would have to count as ‘homegrown’ if the club are to avoid more problems in naming their modified Europa League squad.

Alli was not associated with Monday’s FA Cup fourth-round win over Wycombe and has actually missed out on training today, with Mourinho saying on Friday he had a “small issue in his tendon”.

Christian Eriksen, who left Spurs for Inter Milan a year back, has actually been mooted as a possible replacement for Alli but Antonio Conte, the Nerazzurri coach, has eliminated the Dane leaving.

Eriksen scored a 97th-minute free-kick winner in the Milan derby last night and, inquired about the unsettled playmaker afterwards, Conte told the Italian media: “For a month now I’ve been stating the exact same thing: this is the Inter squad. No one will arrive, nobody will leave. I keep stating it and nobody seems to believe me.”