By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 08:20 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 08:34 BST, 16 September 2020
Dele Alli and Jose Mourinho fell out before Tottenham's weekend defeat to Everton, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor, with the England star now a potential makeweight in Gareth Bale's sensational return.
Midfielder Alli was taken off at half-time for Moussa Sissoko on Sunday afternoon as Spurs opened their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 home loss.
And Agbonlahor has claimed Alli had a disagreement with Mourinho in the lead-up to the season opener.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that Dele Alli (pictured) had a fall-out with Jose Mourinho before Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Everton in Tottenham's Premier League opener
Alli and Mourinho have had a rocky relationship, as revealed by the recent Amazon series
He told talkSPORT: 'I feel like they need a No 10 as well because I'm hearing from a good source that Dele Alli and Mourinho have fallen out.'
It comes with Alli, 24, potentially on his way to Real Madrid as part of the deal that could see Bale return to north London.
Chairman Daniel Levy led high-level discussions on Tuesday with the result that Spurs are in pole position - ahead of Manchester United - to sign the Welsh star.