MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is fearful one of the Premier League's big boys could pinch teenage Arsenal and Manchester United target Dele Alli away from the Stadium mk.
Alli has been linked with a host of top Premier League sides since making his breakthrough at the League One outfit in 2012.
The midfielder, who netted six league goals in 33 games for MK Dons last season, has been closely watched by Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea during the course of the last few seasons.
Alli is said to be among the hottest young prospects in English football which has put him on the radar of the aforementioned clubs.
Those interested in Alli will have to stump up around £5million for England Under-18 starlet if they are to have any chance of landing the highly sought-after midfielder.
Robinson, speaking to the Daily Express, said on the prospect of losing Alli in the next few months: "I am desperate to keep him if I am honest as I want to build a team around him and, if we keep him, we will undoubtedly be a better side with him than without him.
"The boy is a very gifted individual and I think that has been proven in what he has done so far.
"There's been a lot of interest in him and a few things have come up, but it would be unfair of me to talk about the clubs who want him.
"Everyone knows his talent and I have no doubt he will be a fantastic player for a top club when he fulfils his potential.
"I work with him every day and he is the best youngster I have ever worked with and, if some Premier League clubs want him, they will have to meet our value of Dele."
Alli may decide to shun any interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in order to continue his progression in the lower echelons of English football or could be loaned back to MK Dons following a move to the Premier League.