Report: Tottenham make last-ditch effort to hijack Newcastle's bid for Dele Alli

Tottenham are reportedly now hoping to sign MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli from under the noses of Newcastle United.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham are making a late transfer window move to sign MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli - despite interest from Aston Villa and Newcastle.

Spurs were expected to be busy in the transfer window, but it's been a quiet January for Mauricio Pochettino - though February could start with a bang.

Monday's transfer deadline is fast approaching, and after the success of young midfielders Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason, Pochettino could now add another youngster to his ranks.

The Telegraph report that Spurs will make a late bid to sign MK Dons teenager Dele Alli before Monday's 11pm deadline, with Spurs matching bids from Aston Villa and Newcastle.

The England Under-19 midfielder has been starring in League One this season, with 12 goals from midfield for Karl Robinson's men.

Tipped to be one of the stars of England's future, Alli is unsurprisingly attracting interest, and it was believed that Villa and Newcastle were vying for his signature before the deadline.

However, Tottenham now appear to have joined the race, leaving Alli with a big decision to make over his future in the coming hours.

Last week, MK Dons boss Robinson said that any deal to sign Alli must involve an agreement that the youngster would return to Milton Keynes on loan for the rest of the season, so Alli would be unlikely to play any Premier League football this season, and his decision would be completely based on his future prospects in the top flight.

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