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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Spurs striker Vincent Janssen to join Fenerbahce on loan, Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli over offensive gesture

The Dutch striker arrives in Istanbul on Friday to finalise move to Turkish club

Vincent Janssen, in action for the Netherlands during a 2018 World Cup Qualifieragainst Bulgaria, is to join Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images
Vincent Janssen, in action for the Netherlands during a 2018 World Cup Qualifieragainst Bulgaria, is to join Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen is set to join Fenerbahce on loan after failing to establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino's side, the Turkish club said in a statement on Friday.

The Dutch forward, who joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar in July 2016, was left out of Spurs' Uefa Champions League squad after the Londoners signed Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.

The 23-year-old Netherlands international, who only scored twice in the Premier League, will travel to Istanbul on Friday with a view to completing a loan switch for the rest of the season.

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"Our club has agreed a loan deal in principle for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur and Holland national team striker Vincent Janssen," read a Fenerbahce statement.

"The 23-year-old striker will arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 12.30pm today and negotiations will continue in Istanbul."

Fenerbahce had also been linked with a loan move for Chelsea's exiled forward Diego Costa.

Meanwhile, Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against England midfielder Dele Alli after he made an obscene gesture during a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, a spokesman for the world body said on Friday.

The matter will be investigated and submitted to Fifa's disciplinary committee.

The Tottenham Hotspur player was caught on camera raising a middle finger in the direction of French referee Clement Turpin after the official did not award a foul for a heavy challenge by Slovakia's Martin Skrtel late in the match last Monday.

England won the Group F qualifier 2-1.

England manager Gareth Southgate said the 21-year-old midfielder had told him the gesture was made in jest towards his former Tottenham teammate Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City over the summer.

Alli, who was praised by Southgate for his match performance, later explained his actions on Twitter.

"Just to clarify, the gesture tonight was a joke between me and my good friend Kyle Walker! Apologies for any offence caused! Great win 2nite [sic]," he wrote.