Conjecture continues to surround Dele Alli as interest in the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder intensifies.
The 25-year-old is being strongly tipped to leave Spurs before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
It is understood he has held talks with Newcastle United as Eddie Howe bids to increase the depth and quality of his squad in their fight against relegation.
Alli is 11/10 with BetVictor to join the Geordies in the coming days but Brighton are being tipped to hijack the Geordies’ move.
Burnley and Everton are also said to be interested, but could Brighton’s position in the table and geography persuade the southerner Alli to join Graham Potter’s men?
Upwardly mobile Albion are 25/1 with BetVictor to sign Alli before the end of the month, which feels worth a punt.
Alli seems certain to leave Tottenham this month after falling out of favour under current boss Antonio Conte.
If Newcastle fail to land Alli then they could turn to Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Lingard has made just two appearances for United, both as a substitute late in games, and continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
French side Nice are the latest club to be credited with interest in the 29-year-old, so odds of 16/1 – again with BetVictor for Lingard to be playing for any French club next month are tempting indeed.