Everton open talks over permanent deal for Tottenham star Dele Alli ahead of tonight’s deadline


Everton strike deal in principle with Tottenham for Dele Alli ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline… with new boss Frank Lampard hoping to welcome midfielder on reduced fee

  • Dele Alli has scored one goal in 10 appearances for Tottenham this season 
  • The 25-year-old has failed to reignite stalling career under Antonio Conte 
  • Everton deal is ‘possible’ but Newcastle are also lurking if fee is deemed fair 











Everton have struck an agreement in principle with Tottenham over a permanent deal for midfielder Dele Alli.

Everton already have two domestic loans and are now hopeful of signing England international Alli on a reduced fee reflecting his role on the periphery at Tottenham over recent seasons.

The 25-year-old has failed to reignite his stalling career in north London under Antonio Conte, scoring just one goal in 10 Premier League games this season. 

Everton have opened talks with Tottenham over a permanent deal for midfielder Dele Alli

The 25-year-old has failed to reignite his stalling career in north London under Antonio Conte

The 25-year-old has failed to reignite his stalling career in north London under Antonio Conte

It is the latest development in what could be a busy day at Spurs, with Tanguy Ndombele having joined Lyon on loan with an option to buy, while Bryan Gil and Giovani Lo Celso could also leave for Valencia and Villarreal respectively.

But it has already been frantic on the blue half of Merseyside, with Frank Lampard finally being confirmed as Rafael Benitez’s permanent successor.

The 43-year-old, who arrived at their Finch Farm training base in the morning, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Goodison Park.

Tanguy Ndombele (right) and Giovani Lo Celso (left) could also leave Spurs before deadline

Tanguy Ndombele (right) and Giovani Lo Celso (left) could also leave Spurs before deadline

The Toffees have already confirmed Frank Lampard's arrival as their new boss today

The Toffees have already confirmed Frank Lampard’s arrival as their new boss today

And it appears as if it won’t be long before Everton sign their first player under their new boss, with Donny van de Beek having undergone a medical in Liverpool earlier today.

The Manchester United midfielder has rejected interest from Crystal Palace to spend the rest of the season at Goodison Park, having been denied a single Premier League start by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick and Ralf Rangnick during the current season. 

The 20-time English champions are set to receive a £500,000 loan fee, with Everton covering all of Van de Beek’s £100,000-per-week wages.

But United have made it clear the loan is no gateway to a permanent Old Trafford exit, having rejected the Blues’ proposal of an option-to-buy clause. 

The Toffees are now targeting fellow midfielder Alli, with the transfer window set to slam shut at 11pm tonight. 

Donny van de Beek could be Lampard's first signing after having a medical in Liverpool

Donny van de Beek could be Lampard’s first signing after having a medical in Liverpool

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