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Insider claims Tottenham midfielder won't move to Real Madrid

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal against Chelsea

Is there any logical reason to link one of the most promising midfielders in English football to the biggest club on Earth?

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Barcelona and Real Madrid are involved in a battle to sign the England worldwide following Alli's impressive performances.

The England worldwide, who has been on fire for the Spurs as of late with seven goals in his last four matches, would likely cost over $86 million according to the report.

With the massive price tag, Spurs would make a huge profit on Alli if they do decide to sell him, after all - he cost the London club just £5 million (R84 million) when they signed him from MK Dons in February 2015. Real Madrid have successfully poached the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric from Tottenham in the last few seasons but will be unable to launch a bid in January owing to a transfer ban.

The transfer price seems a bit high, but in this day and age with insane soccer salaries, that could be what it takes for Tottenham to agree to a deal.

In his debut season at Spurs, Alli scored 10 goals and won the PFA young player of the year award for his outstanding performances.

A double against Watford on New Year's Day followed by a brace in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night has helped him continue his meteoric rise in the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino.

The winter transfer window has just opened, but Silly Season is already thinking about the summer.