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Spurs agree £28m deal for Sanchez, Everton open to Costa loan and today's transfer gossip

Arsenal are getting rid of Gabriel, while AC Milan looks set to add another striker.

Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.
Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.
Image: EMPICS Sport

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

Multiple sources, including the Daily Telegraph, are reporting that Tottenham have reached an agreement with Ajax for their highly-rated defender Davinson Sanchez.

The 21-year-old has only been at the Dutch club one year, but he is their current Player of the Year and will cost around £28 million with £14m in additional add-ons.

Spurs’ London rivals are on the verge of selling defender Gabriel to Valencia. The Brazilian centre-back is on his way back to La Liga for around £10m.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has stated that he would be interested in taking Diego Costa to the Merseyside club — either permanently or on loan.

The striker isn’t in Antonio Conte’s plans but he has said he will only join former club Atletico Madrid, who are currently banned from signing players until January.

A loan deal at the Toffees could tie him over until then, but it could well be wishful thinking on Koeman’s part.

Hull City have reportedly turned down a £12m bid from Swansea for midfielder Sam Clucas as they’re holding out for £20m, while West Ham have told Robert Snodgrass that he’s surplus to requirements.

Meanwhile, AC Milan are set to continue their recruitment drive with the acquisition of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic. The Rossoneri are in advanced talks with Fiorentina to secure the signature of the ex-Blackburn Rovers centre forward, who didn’t turn up for training yesterday.

Retro Deal of the Day

Players arriving in the Premier League from the Eredivisie have had mixed fortunes and for every Luis Suarez there is an Alfonso Alves.

Back in January 2008, Middlesbourgh smashed their transfer record by paying a fee of £12.5m to Dutch club Heerenveen for the Brazilian striker. The previous season, he had scored 37 goals in 38 appearances — including seven goals in one match.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Middlesbrough v Fulham - Riverside Stadium Source: EMPICS Sport

His time in England didn’t prove nearly as fruitful, however, as he managed 13 goals in 47 outings with Boro before being sold to Qatari club Al-Sadd in September 2009.

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