Dele Alli
Dele Alli of MK dons Getty

Liverpool target Dele Alli, who plays for MK Dons, has signed a new contract with the club.

Various Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, have been tracking the England U19 international following his impressive performances for the League One side.

However, Alli has dashed all hopes of the chasing clubs by penning a new contract that keeps him at the club till the summer of 2017.

The 18-year-old midfielder admitted his delight at signing a new contract, and maintained that his main focus is on performing well on the pitch.

"I'm delighted. This came as a bit of surprise, but I'm thankful to the manager, the chairman and the club for this new deal and I hope to repay everyone on the pitch," Alli said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"My focus is solely on playing for the Dons. I'm a Milton Keynes boy so I couldn't be happier representing my local team. I'm playing regularly in the first team as well which will only stand me in good stead for the future," the Englishman added.

However, Dons manager Karl Robinson has said that Alli could leave the club in the January transfer window or next summer, with various top clubs circling.

The Dons midfielder had a breakthrough year last season, playing 37 games and scoring seven goals, and has continued his good run this season, having scored three goals in nine games so far.

"Dele is an exceptionally gifted player and it was only right that we rewarded him for a fantastic 12 months with this new deal," Robinson said.

"Dele will continue to be linked with some of the world's biggest clubs and it's inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever," the manager said.

"However, for the time being, he remains an MK Dons player and we'll continue to enjoy watching him progress week-in, week-out here at stadium MK," he added.

Earlier, the youngster has said that he dreams of playing in the Premier League and the World Cup for England.