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Villarreal working on Giovano Lo Celso loan transfer with option to buy as Tottenham midfielder nears exit

VILLARREAL are working frantically to rescue Giovani Lo Celso from his Tottenham nightmare, according to reports.

The Argentine has barely featured since Antonio Conte took over in north London, starting just two of 16 matches in that time – with only three substitute appearances in the Premier League.


Giovani Lo Celso is reportedly on his way to VillarrealCredit: Mark Pain / Premium Sports Images

However, the Yellow Submarine still see value in the 25-year-old midfielder and are in talks with Spurs to sign him on loan for the rest of the season, according to The Athletic.

If the Argentine impresses on his return to the La Liga, Unai Emery’s side will be able to exercise the option-to-buy clause that’s set to be inserted into the deal.

Negotiations between the two parties seem to going well and Villarreal are confident of wrapping up Lo Celso’s transfer before the transfer window closes today, The Athletic added.

French outfit Lyon were also in the race for Lo Celso, who they had identified as the ideal replacement for Bruno Guimaraes following his move to Newcastle.

But instead, Lyon have settled on Lo Celso’s fellow ostracised Spurs team-mate Tanguy Ndombele.


Ndombele will return to Lyon – who he left to join Spurs in 2019 – on loan until the end of the season for a fee of £1.25million.

And the Ligue 1 side will have the option to buy the French centre-midfielder when the loan finishes – but only if they’re willing to fork out an incredulous £54million.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte’s got no room for dead-weight in his squad – and he’s also got rid of Deli Alli, reports claim.

Alli’s said to be on his way to Everton to join the Toffees’ new boss Frank Lampard on a free transfer, according to The Telegraph.

And once the 25-year-old ex-England star completes his medical he’ll be unveiled as a Toffees player.

Although The Telegraph also claim that Everton will have to cough up £10m once Alli plays 20 games for the club.

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