Reds ready to pay big for MK Dons star Dele Alli.
Liverpool are set to secure the signing of teenage midfielder Dele Alli from League One side MK Dons, report the Express, with the Reds ready to pay £9m to the league’s newest football club in order to secure one of the most exciting young players in England right now.
Since he broke into the first team at Stadium:MK last season, Alli has quickly emerged as one of the finest players in the third tier despite his tender years and, in the process, sparked a huge transfer battle between the Premier League’s top clubs, all of whom have dabbled with an interest in Alli at some point.
The four who maintain a genuine interested in Alli, however, are believed to be Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal – but it is Brendan Rodgers’ Premier League runners-up who are now believed to be in the driving seat to secure Alli’s signature.
The player himself is a Liverpool plan and, whilst United and Arsenal have both had Alli extensively scouted, they are yet to make their move and approach Milton Keynes – something which Liverpool are now ready to do in anticipation of a January deal, although MK are likely to hold out for a deal that allows them to keep Alli until the end of the season as the club push for promotion from League One.