Sport Why Real rejected chance to sign Dele Alli as part of Gareth Bale deal
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Bale arrives in UK ahead of Tottenham moveWales forward Bale, who left Premier league Spurs to join Real Madrid for a then world record 100 million euros (91.28 million pounds) in 2013, is expected to be unveiled later on Friday.
Zinedine Zidane rejected the chance to bring Dele Alli in on loan as part of the deal to take Gareth Bale back to Tottenham because of comments the player made in 2017, according to reports in Spain.
With Bale on the verge of completing his stunning return to White Hart Lane, it is reported that Alli was offered up to Real Madrid in a bid to supplement the Welshman's mammoth £500,000-a-week wages.
Sections of Real Madrid dressing room 'relieved at Bale's departure'
Bale is set to rejoin Tottenham on loan for the season, but his departure wasn't a particularly solemn occasion for much of the Real squad, as reported by AS. The report states that Bale didn't say goodbye personally to all of his Real team-mates as he collected his belongings prior to his return to the Premier League.
However, according to, Zidane vetoed the move after he was left furious by Alli's comments in 2017 that he 'should've scored a hat-trick' in Spurs' 3-1 win over Real in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old bagged a brace in the impressive group-stage win for Mauricio Pochettino's side, which saw Tottenham conquer the reigning European champions at Wembley.
After the match, Alli insisted that he should have had three goals to his name, saying: 'I'm disappointed I didn't get the hat-trick to be honest. I had an easy chance at the end from a great ball in by Kieran [Trippier].'
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The report claims Zidane resented Alli's comments, claiming his brace was not that impressive – with one of the goals deemed offside and the other a deflection.
Zidane also pointed out how his side was hit by several injuries on that cold Wednesday night in north London.
Spanish news outlet AS go on to claim that Alli's £100,000-a-week wages also proved to go against him, with the Spanish champions looking to free up space on their wage bill when they eventually make a move for Kylian Mbappe.
Zidane is a long-term admirer of his compatriot and is hoping to lure the PSG superstar to the Bernabeu next summer.
However, along with a hefty price-tag, Real will need to stump up big wages to get Mbappe on their books.
Dele Alli left OUT of Tottenham squad for trip to Southampton
EXCLUSIVE: The midfielder's team-mates are amazed that the England star has been left out of Jose Mourinho's plans for the second successive game. Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday how Alli was left in London as the rest of the squad flew to Bulgaria for the clash against Lokomotiv Plovdiv. © Provided by Daily Mail And now more questions will be asked regarding Alli’s future. Mourinho explained before the match against Southampton why he left out Alli: 'We have a huge squad with numbers that are very difficult to manage.
Alli looks set to stay at Tottenham this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to ship out other deadwood in order to fund their £27million move for Sergio Reguilon.
Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga and Danny Rose are all expected to be offered up in order to balance the books.
Serge Aurier, who has been linked with AC Milan this summer, will also be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in for the right-back.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho offers Dele Alli an olive branch .
Alli was left out of the Tottenham squads for the recent matches against Southampton and Newcastle United in the Premier League, then Tuesday night's Carabao Cup game with Chelsea. The England midfielder has been linked with a move away from the north London club before the summer transfer window closes on Monday night.