Dele Alli has been left in the dark about his Tottenham exile.
And that will surely increase the chances of the out-of-favour Spurs midfielder being allowed to leave on loan in January.
It comes after Alli’s latest snub when Jose Mourinho axed the England star from his match-day squad again for Sunday’s win over Brighton.
Alli, 24, has started just three games for Tottenham this season, been substituted at half-time in two of them and has been given the cold shoulder by Mourinho.
Incredibly, Tottenham boss Mourinho has yet to sit down with Alli about why he is being left out or what he needs to do to get back in the team.
Mourinho appears to have turned on Alli but also insisted that he would not be allowed to leave in the last transfer window even though there was strong interest in him.
Paris Saint-Germain were keen and if Alli – arguably England’s biggest star at the last World Cup – was made available there would be a lot of takers.
It leaves Alli at a potential crossroads in his Spurs career and, increasingly, it looks as if Mourinho does not see him as being part of his plans, especially if he will not give him any encouragement on trying to get back into the team.
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Meanwhile, Eric Dier believes Tottenham now have the strength in depth to make a sustained challenge with their “fantastic” forward line.
Gareth Bale opened his account against Brighton after his loan move from Real Madrid while Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have been in prolific form.
Dier said: “Everyone knows the quality those three have and they're all fantastic players and they all have individual quality to create a moment at any time. They have the quality to go [connect] with the rest of the team.
“Gareth's goal was a great ball from [Sergio] Reguilon and he's finished it off. It's great for us to have that type of quality within all areas. I think we have a lot of depth.
“We also have Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and [Erik] Lamela who I thought was fantastic today again, the effort he puts in is incredible. We've got a lot of options up front to do different things.”
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