Tuesday 24 October 2017

'Dele Alli will be his player next season, we don't want him' - Guardiola tells Pochettino he can keep Spurs star

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has denied the club have any interest in signing Dele Alli from Tottenham.

There have been reports linking City with a summer move for the 21-year-old England forward, who was named PFA Young Player of the Year for a second successive time on Sunday.

But while it is thought City could make some major moves in transfer market for next season, Guardiola has assured Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino that Alli is not on his wish list.

Guardiola told Sky Sports: "Mauricio Pochettino has to stay calm. Dele Alli will be his player next season. I am pretty sure about that. We don't want him.

"He is a fantastic player - (a) good, new, English footballer. He's a fighter. He's good. He's someone who attacks the box and is one of the most fantastic players I have ever seen in my life.

"But Manchester City doesn't want Dele Alli."

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