Wayne Bridge urges Dele Alli to quit Tottenham for Chelsea

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Prospect of Tottenham selling to Chelsea is unlikely.

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Former England defender Wayne Bridge has urged Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli to move to Chelsea.

Offering the understatement that a move would be a 'bit controversial', Bridge believes Alli is the perfect fit for the Blues in terms of replacing retired midfielder Frank Lampard.

Lampard retired from Chelsea two years ago, and after struggling without him last campaign, they look set to win this season's Premier League, unless Alli's Spurs can overhaul them over the next eight games.

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal with Mousa Dembele and Victor WanyamaTottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal with Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama

Speaking to BetStars, Bridge urged Chelsea to spend the money required to land Alli.

He said: “I’d love to see Dele Alli in a Chelsea shirt. Obviously, it’s a bit controversial for him to leave Spurs and go to Chelsea, but I think under Antonio Conte he would do really well. The question is how important they think that player is to their team and how much they are willing to spend.

“Chelsea definitely miss Frank Lampard and for me Dele Alli is the closest player at this precise moment that could fill his [Frank Lampard’s] boots. He is starting off the right way and he’s so exciting to watch.

“It’s obviously a big ask and it wouldn’t be an easy job, but I think he [Dele Alli] has got it in him to progress and do what Lampard has done. He’s got the attributes to go and do it - he’s still young, he can score goals, he can assist and he works hard."

England's Dele Alli in actionEngland's Dele Alli in action

Unfortunately for Chelsea, Tottenham are unlikely to be willing to sell their star man, who signed a contract extension earlier this season.

In a report in The Times earlier this year which cited Bayern Munich's interest in Alli, it was claimed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would demand more than the £85 million Spurs received for Gareth Bale, to even consider selling the England international.

Alli has scored in double figures for the second consecutive campaign, netting twice in a 2-0 win over Chelsea earlier this year.

Wayne Bridge was speaking on behalf of online betting site BetStars. Wayne’s Big Call for Chelsea v Man City is a 2-1 home win, #Callit at www.betstars.uk

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