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Everton looking to make late move for Dele Alli

Everton are looking to complete a deal for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli with the January transfer window set to close on Monday.

What’s the latest?

According to The Sun, the Toffees are keen to take Alli on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is set to be named as the new Everton manager after Rafa Benitez was sacked almost two weeks ago and the 43-year-old is reportedly an admirer of the 25-year-old and wants to make him one of his first signings at Goodison Park.

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The £22.5m-rated Englishman has fallen down the pecking order at Spurs having made just three Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte and could see game time further limited with the north London club set to sign midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Still at a point where he has plenty of football left to play, the Englishman needs regular game time if he is to recover his career after a couple of tricky seasons.

Lampard should swoop

Everton are in the midst of a midfield crisis with Tom Davies, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph all set to be absent for the foreseeable future with injuries.

Lampard needs midfielders, Alli needs game time; it’s a win-win.

The Merseyside club are also close to signing Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the campaign which will also strengthen the midfield.

However, more depth and quality in the middle would certainly be welcome with Allan the only available midfielder who has played at least ten Premier League matches with Andre Gomes only just starting to get a run in the team after suffering a calf injury early in the season.

Should Everton sign Alli?

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The Portuguese midfielder hasn’t been particularly impressive either, averaging just 29.4 touches and 0.1 interceptions per game as well as a 78% passing accuracy.

Dele, who was once dubbed a “freak” by Darren Anderton, is currently a shadow of the exciting 19-year-old that burst onto the scene and scored ten league goals in his breakthrough campaign. However, a loan switch could be exactly what he needs to revive his career.

Similar to Lampard in the way he darts late into the penalty area, Everton’s incoming boss would surely love him in his armoury.

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