NEWCASTLE are trying to hijack Dele Alli’s transfer to Everton.
The Tottenham midfielder, 25, looked set to complete a move to Goodison Park on deadline day.
Newcastle had been linked with Dele earlier in the transfer window but a move collapsed.
But according to The Athletic, the Toon have made a last-ditch attempt to land the England ace on loan.
Everton appeared to be on the brink of sealing Dele on a free transfer – but potential add-ons could have seen the total cost rise to £40million.
Although that would require Dele to return to the sort of form that made him one of the game’s hottest properties under Mauricio Pochettino.
Dele scored 46 goals in 146 Spurs appearances over the first three seasons after arriving from MK Dons for just £5m in 2015.
But he has scored just 21 in 123 games over the past three-and-a-half campaigns, with his only Prem goal in the past 18 months coming from the penalty spot at Wolves in August.
Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil have already left Tottenham on deadline day, with loans to Lyon, Villarreal and Valencia respectively.
Winger Dejan Kulusevski joined on an initial 18-month loan from Juventus with an obligation to buy in summer 2023 for £29million.
The Swedish star’s transfer was announced minutes after Rodrigo Bentancur completed his £20m switch from the Old Lady to the Lilywhites.
More to follow…