Liverpool are also interested in teenage midfielder Alli.
MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli is causing a wave of interest in the Premier League as Chelsea join Arsenal and Liverpool in the pursuit of the teenager, according to the Daily Express.
The 18-year-old has been dubbed the ‘new Steven Gerrard’ due to his style of play and it is the England captain’s team that are leading the chase for Alli’s signature currently.
Dons manager Karl Robinson has a close relationship with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, which gives the Northern Irishman the advantage in any transfer negotiations.
It was Robinson that handed Alli his professional debut back in the 2012/13 season and since then the attacking midfielder has played 44 times for the club in all competitions.
It was this campaign that was the real breakthrough for the Englishman, as 37 of his appearances came in 2013/14, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in the process.
Alli also earned his first two caps for the England Under-18s and is really starting to build a strong reputation for himself.
Both the Merseysiders and the Gunners have good previous history when it comes to promoting youngsters into their first team, something which the Blues do not.
The former have given academy players Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling plenty of first team game time this term and Gerrard is also a product of their youth system.
For the north Londoners Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere all earned their reputations the same way.
However, at Stamford Bridge John Terry is the only current member of the first team squad to have come from the academy and manager Jose Mourinho is known not to favour youth.
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