Paris Saint-Germain are eager to get Dele Alli’s loan deal confirmed as they believe they might be able to convince him to stick around longer once he gets a taste of life at the club.

They are getting closer to an agreement with Tottenham that will see him join up for the final months of the season. Daniel Levy has not been in the mood to allow a longer loan or any option to buy yet sources believe the player could become tempted to push for a permanent transfer or another loan if an initial period in Ligue 1 goes well.

Leonardo, the club’s sporting director, is so strongly behind the move that this transfer may have happened even if the link with ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was not in place. There is huge admiration for his quality and a belief that he can enhance their attacking options.