Jose Mourinho says 'nothing has changed' around Dele Alli situation

Jose Mourinho says he has not made any grand change regarding Dele Alli's involvement at Tottenham and revealed the England international could feature at Everton on Wednesday.

Dele has been left out of the majority of Tottenham's Premier League squads this season and there has been increased appetite from the club's fans in recent weeks to see him reintroduced into the team due to some faltering attacking displays against Liverpool, Brighton and Chelsea.

He has since recovered from a tendon problem and Mourinho said in his pre match press conference before the FA Cup tie at Goodison Park that Dele may feature from the bench.

"Dele trained yesterday and well. I don't know if he can he play tomorrow [Wednesday]. Not injured but not fit. Can he help us? To have him on the bench, it's something I'll have to ask him. I think he can.

"Nothing changed. He's not injured. He can train with the team. He went through a process of training with the sports science people and he jumped to train with the team yesterday [Monday]."

The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in January but no deal could be agreed. PSG wanted an option to buy but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was eager to hold onto the attacking midfielder.

Dele's last league appearance came at Liverpool in December | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Mourinho added: "What changed is the speculation. People know he's a Tottenham player and hopefully the end of the speculation will end the questions about him.

"In a normal situation he wouldn't be considered for tomorrow but with the injuries we have we have to accelerate his process. But I want him to be fully onboard and we have to take on board his feelings. To have him for ten or 15 minutes would be a big help.

"It started with something in his tendon and after that always bad feelings, muscular bad feelings around the tendon area and was not feeling comfortable. The process with the sports science people was having some rest, then training with the sports science, then we had the information that he could train on Monday and today a second session with the team."

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Source : 90min