Paper round-up: Spurs and Palace linked with Lookman

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The Daily Mirror say Tottenham are keeping tabs on Ademola Lookman and that Crystal Palace are also keen on the former Charlton youngster.

The 19-year-old has not been a first-team regular at Everton since moving to Goodison Park from Charlton, largely because of manager Ronald Koeman’s reluctance to play with wingers.

That has prompted speculation about his future, with the Mirror claiming that Spurs are considering making a move for him.

Spurs and Palace were both among the many clubs that were linked with Lookman prior to his move to Merseyside.

The Mirror say both London clubs are interested and that Huddersfield Town are also keen.

Meanwhile, The Times reports that Chelsea were able to sell striker Diego Costa for as much as £57.5m because they agreed to the way Atletico Madrid wanted to structure the deal.

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Atletico, under a transfer ban until January, were apparently reluctant to pay Costa this season because they feared that would result in them breaching La Liga’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

The two clubs are therefore reported to have agreed a deal that saw Costa move on loan for the rest of the season and Chelsea receive a loan fee of £5m.

The Times say the first instalment of the transfer fee is not due until next July and that Atletico plan to finance the deal by selling one of their players, possibly Antoine Griezmann.




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