Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is convinced that he will be able to seal a move to Paris Saint-Germain this month, according to reports.
Alli has been frozen out by Mourinho this season, making only 12 appearances in all competitions, and has not started a Premier League game since the opening game of the campaign when he was replaced at half-time against Everton.
The 24-year-old, who is becoming increasingly frustrated at his plight, has been linked with a January reunion with Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
On Friday Mourinho refused to answer questions on whether he would be prepared to sanction Alli’s exit if he could get a replacement in.
“It’s not a question that I am comfortable to answer,” he said. “Of course I would know how to answer you.
“But I am not ready to answer, I am not ready to make public my vision of the situation. I am sorry about that but I’m not going to answer.
“You are asking that question in a general way but you are, of course, speaking about Dele so the question that you are asking me is would I let Dele go without getting a player in exchange and I’m not going to answer that question.”
However, The Sun claims that Alli is ‘confident of sealing a loan move’ to PSG in January and that his ‘departure could even lead to a shock return to the club for Christian Eriksen’.
When Pochettino took the job at the Parc des Princes he ‘immediately’ brought up Alli’s name as a possible transfer target.
The French publication add that there are hurdles to jump with a loan move understood to be ‘unthinkable’ and that Spurs want at least a €50m fee for a permanent move.