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Besiktas unwilling to sign Dele Alli permanently from Everton

Besiktas will not be taking up the option to sign Everton midfielder Dele Alli permanently, reports The Athletic.

The 26-year-old joined the Super Lig club on loan in August.

Alli bagged a goal on his second appearance for Besiktas, helping them to a 3-2 win.

However, he has scored just once in 12 games since then and has fallen out of favour.

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has slammed Alli for being ‘below expectations in terms of efficiency’.

He last featured for Besiktas last month and has completed just one game.

Besiktas insist Alli can still force his way back into the first team, but the initial signs are not looking good.

They had the option to sign him permanently for £8 million, but they have decided against it.

The option to buy him was not obligatory, and Alli has done very little to convince them.

A return to Everton at the end of the season is all but guaranteed.

Besiktas could also look to find a way to terminate the deal if possible.

He is out of contract in 2024 and the Toffees are unlikely to extend his deal.

He joined the Goodison Park club from Tottenham Hotspur in January 2022.

Alli failed to score or register an assist in the 13 games he played before being told he was surplus to requirements.

Sean Dyche has since replaced Frank Lampard in the Everton dugout.

It should translate into a clean slate for Alli during the pre-season, but it is hard to see him impressing the new manager.

Another loan exit could be on the cards in the summer, or both parties could look to mutually terminate the contract.

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