Frank Lampard provides update on Dele Alli’s future amid potential future fee for Spurs

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Everton boss Frank Lampard has addressed speculation surrounding the future of Dele Alli at a press conference earlier today.

Dele’s situation at Goodison Park is still of relevance to Tottenham Hotspur considering an incentivised fee of up to £40million was agreed upon his departure in January, of which the first £10million is due when he reached 20 appearances for the Toffees (Mirror) and has only turned out 13 times in all competitions since leaving north London (transfermarkt).

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Turkish outfit Besiktas with Lampard admitting earlier there is interest in the midfielder.

Dele is understood to want a similar financial package as to what he currently earns on Merseyside, which is said to be close to £100,000-a-week.

Sky Sports have previously revealed that Tottenham would be entitled to a 25 per cent share of any future fee that Everton would net from his departure.

Lampard told the Liverpool Echo: “There’s interest in Dele, I think that’s come out publicly in the last couple of days. It’s one for us to consider behind the scenes.”

“It’s a long conversation that I don’t want to get too drawn on because the name Dele’s name comes up in the opinion, people queue up to have an opinion…

“I think we should just respect the fact that he needs to keep working and it’s his career”

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The demise of Dele’s career has been sad to watch having seen the heights he hit under the management of Mauricio Pochettino where he could have easily commanded a fee in excess of £70million at that stage of his development.

Tottenham will now be hoping they can at least claw back a few million if Dele does head to Turkey on a permanent basis, however, an initial loan move is thought to be more likely.

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