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Everton Transfer Deadline Day | Dele, Crellin announced

How many players are we expecting to come in today?

Everton Players return to Pre-Season Training Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

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12:45am BST

One more piece of business before the Blues can switch off the lights at Finch Farm and head home - youngster Billy Crellin signed for the Under-23 side.

Full story here, [RBM]


12:20am BST

There is the official announcement, Dele Alli is an Everton player.

Full story here. [RBM]


Midnight BST

Still nothing on the official announcement of Dele Alli’s signing. Is it even getting announced tonight.. who knows?


11pm BST

The January transfer window is now closed, but there’s nothing to worry about Blues.

Questions about deal sheets and how they work? We got you covered.


10:30pm BST

Reports of an outgoing loan deal - youngster Lewis Warrington will go to Tranmere Rovers for the remainder of the season.

Warrington is set to be a free agent this summer, so this might be his last chance to prove he belongs. [RBM]


10:15pm BST

Huge news this that will go mostly under the radar.

The Three Lions Under-20 goalkeeper Billy Crellin is undergoing a medical ahead of a transfer to Everton from Fleetwood Town, set to sign a contract until 2024. The Blues are in good shape with England #1 Jordan Pickford and youngster Harry Tyrer looking strong too, but this is ensuring the goalkeeping pipeline is well-stocked for years to come.


10pm BST

Into the final hour of the January transfer window we go. We are told that the signing of Dele Alli is still on course and that there is nothing to worry about, let’s see if the announcement happens tonight.


8:30pm BST

Evertonians have plenty of stress around deadline days, and will never forget the Moussa Sissoko debacle a few years ago, funnily enough, also involving Tottenham and Newcastle.

However, this Dele Alli transfer is not going that way, the player wants to come to Everton and the Magpies have not made their loan offer pitch to Spurs either.


7:20pm BST

Newcastle might be trying to horn in on Dele Alli, but as far as Everton are concerned everything is still on track.


7pm BST

Some outgoing chatter - 19-year-old youngster Lewis Warrington is wanted by both Tranmere Rovers and Fleetwood Town. [Echo]


6:50pm BST

Donny van de Beek has been announced by the club!

Here’s our story on the signing of Donny can de Beek. [RBM]

van de Beek will be wearing a number not often seen at Everton, since Mo Besic actually. [RBM]


6:45pm BST

What’s this, Newcastle trying to steal Dele Alli out from under Everton?!


6pm BST

Five hours left on deadline day. Everton have two transfers just about done, just need announcements at this point.


5:30pm BST


We have some quotes from Farhad Moshiri about Frank Lampard and Bill Kenwright among others, courtesy of Al Myers.

“Frank is an impressive young man on and off the pitch. You can quickly relate to him and there is a positivity and confidence that comes through. The more you see of him, the more you like him. He is a very likeable man and I’m really pleased we’ve secured his services.
“The biggest thing for us - for me, for Bill [Kenwright, Chairman], for all parts of this great and beautiful club, is to get behind this manager.
“We had Graeme Sharp, with his vast football experience, and our Board. Tim Cahill was (also) advising me personally and attending all the interviews. He did very diligent, serious work. Our Chairman is very important. We are keeping the Chairman as long as we can.”

There’s Moshiri giving himself and the Board a pat on the back. As the saying goes, if you’re having to praise yourself then you haven’t really done much have you?


3:45pm BST

This is a heist ladies and gentlemen! Apparently we’re getting Dele Alli on a free transfer which could become £10m once he has played 20 games, it’s a two and a half year deal! Wow.

It appears there are more conditions though, and that the total the Blues could end up paying including add-ons might come to about £40m over the two and a half years remaining in his contract. That said, if Dele does set the world on fire then that will be money very well-spent, just like the purchase of Richarlison.


3:30pm BST

Frank Lampard is getting the Board’s full backing it looks like, with now Dele Alli reportedly a done deal by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano!

Surely there has to be some outgoings to fund this move?!


2:30pm BST

With Frank Lampard signed and announced as the new Everton manager, the focus shifts back to deadline day and who the Toffees will be bringing in (and sending out) today in the half a day or so left before the transfer window shuts.


1pm BST

The Bobble has spoken. Donny van de Beek’s medical is complete and he’s doing the media stuff now, intro video and pics, etc. Meanwhile Everton are talking to Tottenham about an outright purchase for Dele Alli, no deal as yet.


12:45pm BST

Interesting rumours emerging from Italy indicating that the Toffees had ‘asked’ earlier this month about Napoli duo Victor Osimhen and Kalidou Koulibaly, and were promptly turned down too [SportWitness].

One assumes if Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina moved this month, those would be natural choices for replacements.


12:15pm BST

Could Dele Alli be happening? It’s down to Crystal Palace who want a loan deal while Everton are willing to buy him outright from Tottenham. Remember, Spurs are shelling out all sorts of cash this window, they’d likely rather take a sale any time. Alli still has two-plus years on his current deal, and is only still 25 - just feels like he’s been playing forever.

The Blues are going to need some cash to make all this happen, so a sale has to be imminent. Is it Mason Holgate being sold to Brighton, who just lost centrehalf Dan Burns to Newcastle?


11:40am BST

There were rumours on Sunday evening that Carlo Ancelotti was ready to do Everton a favour by loaning out a player before the deadline - is that player Luka Jovic? That’s what Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath is reporting. I’d still say midfield is a priority but more firepower up front will be welcome too.

10am BST

Donny van de Beek is on Merseyside having his medical ahead of a loan move to Everton.


8am BST

Are you ready? Let’s do this, COYB!


Welcome to RBM’s transfer deadline day live blog. It’s promising to be a very busy day for Everton, with Frank Lampard’s appointment as manager expected to be confirmed, and his coaching staff named - the experienced Paul Clement will be his assistant and Steve Holland will be joining the team from Chelsea.

Then there’s the matter of a number of signings from all the different approaches the Blues have been making. Donny van de Beek on loan is said to be already a done deal, the names of a number of Chelsea players have been floated too, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley mentioned. Dele Alli has been mentioned as has former player Idrissa Gana Gueye, currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. What of the defence, Everton’s biggest weakness in recent weeks?

Will there be any outgoings? The signings of Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson was balanced by the sale of Lucas Digne. Anwar El Ghazi came in on loan, and covering van de Beek’s wages is also part of the loan deal with Manchester United. So how exactly will we be paying for any other transfers if they do end up happening?

Still, the biggest situation to resolve a fortnight after the sacking of Rafa Benitez is about to be fixed (for better or for worse) with Lampard’s appointment. After the window shuts will come the real hard work as the new manager attempts to mould this mismatched squad into a team that can stave off relegation.

CONFIRMED EVERTON JANUARY TRANSFERS

Outgoing

Transferred - Lucas Digne (Aston Villa)

Loaned - Ellis Simms (Heart of Midlothian)

Released - N/A

Incoming

Transferred - Vitaliy Mykolenko (Dynamo Kiev), Nathan Patterson (Glasgow Rangers)

Loaned - Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa)

What time does the transfer window close?

The winter transfer window closes at 11pm BST (6pm EST, 3pm PST) on Monday, January 31st, with an additional two hour period for clubs who have already submitted deal sheets in time.

How to watch?

Sky Sports News will be covering it all starting at 6am BST (1am EST, 10pm PST), here’s info from their website on how to watch. Fans in the US will be able to follow the Sky Sports feed on the Peacock app. starting at 8am EST (5am PST).

This being the Social Media Age, follow us on Twitter where we’ll be bringing you up-to-date information as we see it. Like the last couple of years, we’ll be maintaining a live tracker on the website as well for you to stay updated.