Dele Alli: Liverpool and Bayern Munich want the MK Dons teenager who seems set for the top

Classy teenager is proof England are producing young talent

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Dele Alli may be being chased by Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but the classy MK Dons teenager is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

The 18-year-old England Under-19 impressed during the surprise 4-0 win over Manchester United in the Capital One Cup and has come on the radar of two European giants.

The midfielder, who has three goals in nine matches for Karl Robinson's promotion chasers, says the attentions of two clubs currently competing in the Champions league doesn't affect him.

"Before games, the gaffer will sit me down, tell me I’m being watched, and make sure I’m not getting carried away," Alli told The Telegraph.

"I’ve heard [Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers] has [been watching]. It’s not something I really worry about.

"I wasn’t fazed against United. We were up against Anderson, [Adnan] Januzaj and [Nick] Powell. That three was the best midfield I’ve played against; their movement was a lot sharper than anyone I’ve come up against so far. But nothing fazes me.

"That game against United gave me great inspiration because that’s where I want to be playing – in the top leagues against the top teams. It showed I am capable of doing that eventually. Everyone’s dream is to play in the World Cup and for a Premier League team but I’m happy here."

MK Dons know that an offer of around £4m could be enough to tempt the midfielder out of League One.