Everton have allegedly held talks with Dele Alli over his future at the club.

The Times’ Paul Joyce has reported that Sean Dyche has already spoken to the midfielder and may welcome him back into the first team picture next season.

Alli joined Everton in January 2022, in a deal that could rise to £40 million depending on a number of clauses.

The 27-year-old failed to make an impact in the latter stages of the campaign and was sent out on loan to Besiktas, where he made 13 appearances before picking up an injury that saw his stay in Turkey cut short.

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“Sean Dyche believes that Dele Alli still wishes to push himself,” Joyce wrote.

“Dyche has already held talks with Dele who is set to return to Finch Farm this pre-season. If Dele plays 7 more games for Everton they will have to pay Tottenham £10m.”

Alli had seemed destined for a permanent exit. But positive talks with Dyche could mean there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Dele Alli isn’t worth the risk For Everton

Dele Alli’s move to Everton was completed on the basis that he could return to the form that fired him into the spotlight with Spurs eight years ago.

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The midfielder had three sensational seasons in North London, but he has now spent most of his Premier League career trying to rediscover his ability and reach a potential that only seems to be drifting further away.

The MK Dons academy product has scored just one goal in the top flight since March 2020 and is meant to be in his prime.

With a staggering £10m fee looming over Everton, offering Alli a second chance at Goodison Park seems like a huge risk that just isn’t worth it.

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