Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho still believes Dele Alli can be a part of his squad moving forward. Alli was left out of the Tottenham squad for the Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday. In the absence of the England international, Spurs beat Saints 5-2 thanks to four goals from Heung-min Son.

Alli started Tottenham’s first game of the season last weekend against Everton but was substituted at half time.

The 24-year-old then did not travel to Bulgaria for the Europa League second qualifying win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv in midweek.

Following his omission against Southampton, reports surfaced that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Alli.

Mourinho could not be drawn on a potential move for the attacking midfielder after the match and insisted he can be part of a balanced squad.

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However, he reckons there will be a few faces heading out of the club.

“Something’s got to happen,” Merson said on Sky Sports.

“I’m sure one or two will be out the door.

“The thing with Tottenham, [they have a] new stadium, no fans at the moment being allowed in and then you go and buy one of the most expensive players in the world wages wise, someone’s got to go.

“Tottenham aren’t in that position to keep every player. You’d want to think they won’t be letting Dele Alli go.

“When you can get that lad playing, there’s nobody like him in the team that can gamble from midfield. You’ve just got to get him back to having that confidence.

“But I’m sure someone will be on their way, if they’re not then I’ll be even more shocked.”

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