Tottenham has considered using Dele Alli as a potential sweetener in their move to bring Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale back to the club.

Bale has agreed terms on a year-long deal which is estimated at more than £13million – part of which will be financed by Real Madrid.

Alli was one of eight players excluded from Europa League tie at Bulgaria. The 24-year-old was also substituted in Spurs 1-0 premier league opening weekend defeat by Everton on Sunday.

According to Daily Mail, Tottenham will likely prefer a loan deal for the England international who was valued at £100million pre-COVID 19.

Spurs would also prefer to loan Alli to an overseas club so as not to strengthen a domestic rival.

Paris Saint Germain have monitored Alli for a number of years, while Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is known to be a long-term admirer.

The England international has admitted that he failed to live up to expectations following his sensational debut.

The midfielder was an integral part of Gareth Southgate’s team at World Cup 2018, during which England euphorically made it to the semi-finals before subsequently losing his place in the national squad.

He was also plagued by injuries which also contributed to losing his place at England squad.

And Alli knows he needs regular playing time before he can make it back to Southgate’s squad.