Tottenham's Dele Alli will have received transfer offers, says Roy Hodgson
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 05/11/17 11:44am
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says Europe’s top clubs will have already made bids for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.
Hodgson's side face Spurs in the lunchtime kick-off on Sunday knowing Alli - the two-goal hero in the 3-1 Champions League win over Real Madrid in midweek - will need shackling at Wembley.
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The former England boss would like to see Alli stay in the Premier League but concedes he will be on the radar of a number of top clubs.
"There will have been offers already," said Hodgson.
"Tottenham won't want to let him go and it would only be one of the top echelon of clubs who could even consider buying him.
"I'm rather hoping he won't be looking for such a move but there is no doubt that Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich have a big pull.
"If you talk about the top midfielders in Europe now, he would be in the reckoning."
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