Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to allow Newcastle United target Dele Alli to leave the club when the transfer window reopens in January.

That's according to The Athletic, who claim that Daniel Levy is open for the England international to depart north London and seek a new challenge after six years of service.

Alli had been previously linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but Spurs supposedly 'blocked' him from joining the French side last summer.

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This was despite struggling for regular game time at Tottenham, with the 25-year-old starting just 16 times during the 2021/22 campaign in all competitions.

After the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo, Alli was given a chance to impress under the new boss at the start of the campaign, featuring in each of their first six Premier League matches.

But the former MK Dons midfielder has played just once since he was dragged off at half-time in the 3-1 defeat against Arsenal in September and that came in a Europa Conference League game at Vitesse.

Many thought Alli would be involved in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with Burnley, but Espirito Santo chose to leave him out of the squad completely.

Following the clash at Turf Moor, reports have suggested that Levy is prepared to do a U-turn and offload Alli, with Newcastle supposedly keen.

Dele Alli scoring against Newcastle United in August 2017.

SPORT in Spain claimed earlier this month that Magpies are indeed interested in signing Alli and bolstering their midfield options after Joe Willock was brought for £25m in the summer.

Alli was a target for Newcastle back in 2015 before he made the switch to Spurs from MK Dons and this move would make sense given the club's situation.

He would give the Magpies proven Premier League calibre and someone who can add goals to the team, with Alli scoring 91 times and grabbing 76 assists in 350 senior appearances so far.

A move to the North East could be a smart decision for him to revitalise career as there's no doubt he has potential, but just needs somewhere to further showcase his talent.

With Newcastle set to invest heavily in the first-team squad following the Saudi-led takeover, Alli might be one of a number of new arrivals in January as they try to escape relegation.

Graeme Jones' side currently sit 19th after failing to win any of their opening nine matches and face arguably their toughest task this weekend when Chelsea visit St James' Park.

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