Former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu says that he will attempt to persuade MK Dons star Dele Alli to play for Nigeria instead of England.
Alli recently completed a dream switch to Tottenham Hotspur, but was immediately loaned back to the Dons for the rest of the season.
Although Alli has played for England junior teams, the 18-year-old can still change international allegiance, and Fashanu hopes that he will choose the African nation over the Three Lions.
"I will be speaking to some people at MK Dons to help patch me through to Alli. We can't afford to lose such a talented kid to England, it's better we put up a fight than to let him go, I will do my best to persuade him to switch allegiance.
I sincerely believe in years to come he will be a top prospect and Nigeria, from what I will tell him, will be his best bet at being a global international star."
Fashanu ironically chose to play for England over Nigeria in the 1980s.
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MK Dons have signed former captain Keith Andrews on loan until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old left stadium:mk to join Blackburn Rovers in 2008 after leading the Dons to promotion from League Two.
However, the Irishman is now back at the club after Bolton Wanderers sanctioned the move.
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has admitted that Premier League side Newcastle United are interested in signing highly-rated midfielder Dele Alli.
The 18-year-old has attracted considerable interest from the top flight, but some reports have suggested that Newcastle could be about to jump to the front of the queue by tabling a £9million bid.
Robinson says that no official offer has been submitted yet however.
“There’s been a lot of talk over Dele and Newcastle United and certain clubs.
I think it’s a bit more than paper talk but there’s nothing that we’ve heard yet.”
MK Dons have announced the loan signing of highly-rated Manchester City striker Devante Cole.
The 19-year-old, who is the son of former Manchester United forward Andy Cole, will stay at stadium:mk until the end of the campaign.
Cole has already spent time on loan at the Dons' League One rivals Barnsley this season, scoring seven goals in the process.
“Devante is a player I’ve wanted to bring to the Football Club for a long time.
He’s an exciting youngster who can play either on the wing or up-front, he’s quick and he knows how to score goals.
He’s held in high regard by Manchester City and the FA, having represented England at all levels from Under-16s to Under-19s, and I can’t wait to work with him for the remainder of the season.”
In other news, Dons boss Karl Robinson has been handed a four-match touchline ban.
It's after he was deemed to have used foul and abusive language towards a Bradford City player in September's defeat.
MK Dons have signed Rotherham United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris on a month's loan.
Clarke-Harris is Rotherham's record signing, and has scored three goals in The Championship this season.
The 20-year-old will help to fill the void left by Benik Afobe, who joined Wolves earlier this week.
“He’s an exciting young player who is quick, powerful and knows where the back of the net is – his record backs that up.
He is willing to work hard and will bring another dimension to our attacking options.”
MK Dons look set to lose free-scoring loan striker Benik Afobe, with the Arsenal man likely to complete a permanent move to Championship side Wolves.
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed that they have agreed a fee with Arsenal, thought to be in the region of £2million, and that the forward has undergone a medical.
Afobe has hit 19 goals for the Dons this season, including a brace in the historic 4-0 win over Manchester United in August's League Cup tie.
Southend United manager Phil Brown has been named as the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for November.
The Shrimpers picked up maximum points in the month to move up to 5th in the division - just four points behind leaders Wycombe Wanderers.
There was more good news for the club, with winger David Worrall also winning the player award.
Meanwhile, MK Dons midfielder Carl Baker has won the League One prize.
The 31-year-old has been in superb form since joining the club in September, helping the Dons edge closer to the automatic promotion places.
In League One MK Dons play Rochdale tonight.
Dons could close the gap on the automatic promotion places to just two points if they win.