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Everton back in for want-away Spurs winger but may compete with West Ham

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The Aaron Lennon sweepstakes is officially on!

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We haven't heard much about Aaron Lennon in the transfer window for a while but it's more or less expected that this would be a deal that would come down to the transfer deadline day. And hence it has. Today the Mail is reporting that not only has Everton re-ignited their interest in our lovable want-away penguin winger, but they're not the only team interested. West Ham is also considering tossing their hat in the ring.

Everton were reportedly very, very interested in Manchester United Adnan Januzaj, but with the United winger now very likely heading to Dortmund, the Toffees are back in for Lennon. You'll recall that Lennon spent four successful months at Everton last Spring.

Meanwhile, Lennon would seem to be a target for Slaven Bilic and West Ham, but possibly only as a backup -- the Hammers are in the process of pursuing Chelsea winger (and former Spurs target) Victor Moses who would appear to be one of their primary targets, and the latest news has them having a bid accepted for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio:

Lennon has no future at Spurs anymore: he's been told that he's not in Mauricio Pochettino's plans this season and his #7 shirt has already been given away to new signing Son Heung-Min. At this stage in the window, a permanent transfer seems much less likely than a loan with an option to buy, since Spurs are reportedly still asking £9m for Lennon.