Journalist claims Arsenal have contacted Tottenham regarding England international
An Italian football journalist has claimed that Arsenal are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur star and England international Dele Alli.
Arsene Wenger has apparently set his sights on signing Alli from bitter rivals Tottenham.
The Spurs man, 20, scored 10 times and assisted nine goals in his breakthrough Premier League season which saw him make 33 appearances.
Alli was part of the England side which crashed out of Euro 2016 last night to minnows Iceland.
According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, the Gunners have made an approach to their North London adversaries:
Arsenal have asked Tottenham info about Dele Alli.— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) June 27, 2016
If there is any truth in this rumour, it could only be that the pre-season mind games have already begun between the two clubs that share a mutual, fierce animosity.
Considering Alli previously told Copa90 that he 'would hang up his boots' before playing for Arsenal, if Wenger has asked Spurs the question he already has his answer.
One could only imagine the furore were this story to have any legs: