Jose Mourinho has had his “football heart broken” at Tottenham and could follow Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United.

That’s the view of talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, who has suggested Jose Mourinho wouldn’t care where Alli went after sliding down the Spurs pecking order.

Alli has played just 73 minutes in the Premier League this season and has been left out of a number of Mourinho’s squads in recent weeks.

His last showing came in the Europa League defeat to Royal Antwerp, where he was hauled off at half-time after being handed a rare start.

Dele Alli and three others were withdrawn at half-time against Royal Antwerp
Dele Alli and three others were withdrawn at half-time against Royal Antwerp

The England international was widely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but Durham has backed him to move to United, if his old boss, Mauricio Pochettino is handed the manager’s job.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is coming under increasing scrutiny and Daily Star Sport have exclusively revealed that Pochettino has already been sounded out over taking the role.

Should he get the job, the talkSPORT Drive Time host is tipping him to seal an exit for as little as £25million.

Alli played his best football under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs

“Now has come the time to break the ties with Tottenham Hotspur and move on for a different challenge, wherever that may be,” Durham said.

“If there is a vacancy at Man United and Pochettino gets the job, I can see him taking Dele Alli there and revitalising him.

“Dele Alli has had his football heart broken by Jose Mourinho.

“What Jose needs to do to take the steps forward to take Tottenham where he wants to go, then there will be collateral damage along the way – and Dele Alli is part of that.

“So Dele Alli now has to sit down and look at himself and say, ‘hang on a minute, I have been, in my time, one of the Premier League’s better players. For a couple of seasons I was magnificent, and I want to get back to that. So I need to seek a move’.

Jose Mourinho has omitted Alli from a number of his Premier League squads

He added: “Whether that is abroad or to another Premier League club – whatever it is – clearly Mourinho doesn’t want him, so he won’t care where he goes.

“And I don’t think Mourinho will stand in his way either.

“I think they’d even accept something like £30/£25m for him.”