Frank Lampard has made Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli his first transfer target as he closes in on the managerial job at Everton, according to The Sun. 

The 43-year-old has been out of management for a year after being sacked as Chelsea manager last January.

Lampard has been vying for the Everton job alongside Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira and caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson, but the club has reportedly sided with the Englishman to replace Rafael Benitez (BBC Sport). 

Although his appointment has not been confirmed yet, The Sun claims Lampard has already shortlisted a loan move for Tottenham’s Alli ahead of next Monday’s transfer deadline. 

It has been suggested Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is keen to offload Alli ahead of the deadline having slipped firmly down the pecking order in North London (Evening Standard).

The Daily Mail reports a host of Premier League clubs including Everton, Brighton and Burnley have since taken an interest in signing the 25-year-old, who has made just three league appearances under Conte (Transfermarkt). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

In all honesty, Everton would be a really good move for Alli and someone like Lampard could get him back to his best. A split from Tottenham does seem inevitable and the best option for him as it stands, so this could be one to look at before the deadline. 

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