Dele Alli to choose between Besiktas loan or permanent move

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Dele Alli of Everton celebrates after scoring their side's fourth goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Blackpool and Everton at Bloomfield Road - George Wood/Getty Images
Dele Alli of Everton celebrates after scoring their side's fourth goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Blackpool and Everton at Bloomfield Road - George Wood/Getty Images

Besiktas are eager to close a deal with Everton for Dele Alli and have offered either to take the attacking midfielder on a loan initially or alternatively for him to join the Turkish Super Lig club with an immediate permanent sale of around €8 million to €10 million.

The former England international has not found the salvation to his career at Everton that he hoped for after a January move and manager Frank Lampard is prepared to let the player leave. Dele, 26, is open to the change and it remains now for the two clubs and the player to agree the best way forward. Any loan deal would be accompanied by a sale option further down the line should he prove a success.

While Besiktas is the current best offer for Dele, there may be further interest other clubs in the next few days given Everton’s willingness to let the player leave.

The next move is a big decision for Dele who faded so rapidly at Tottenham Hotspur and then Everton and there is an eagerness on the part of the player to go somewhere that he will play regularly. Lampard had always been an admirer of the player and believed that he could coax him back to his best, but that has not happened and both sides are open to an amicable parting of the ways.

Besiktas had a disappointing season last time around as defending champions. Last season they finished sixth, and out of the European places. With Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in the side they also slumped in the Champions League last season, losing all six group games. This season they have Arthur Masuaku on loan from West Ham and Wout Weghorst from Burnley.