Manchester United set Dominic Calvert-Lewin transfer price by Everton after ‘enquiry made’

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Everton want at least £80million in order to sell Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to reports. Manchester United are keen on signing the striker as they seek a replacement for Edinson Cavani, who is expected to depart. Yet the Toffees star certainly won’t come cheap.

Calvert-Lewin did well for Everton last season, scoring 13 goals from 36 Premier League appearances.

However, the 24-year-old has taken his game to the next level this term – already bettering last year’s goal tally by one having played in nine less matches.

As a result, he’s been linked with a move away from Goodison Park when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

And, now, Stretty News say United have come calling.

It’s said they recently made an enquiry to Everton but were then rebuffed, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side wanting £80million to let the player go.

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A striker now appears to be United’s priority, with Cavani’s future up in the air.

The Uruguay international has been a big hit since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain back in the summer, scoring 10 goals across all competitions.

He’s been a regular under Solskjaer since returning to full fitness following an injury – yet his days at the club may now be numbered.

Boca Juniors want to sign Cavani and he’s reportedly keen to return to South America after a year of living in England.

And Calvert-Lewin could be his replacement.

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The Everton striker would be cheaper than Erling Haaland or Harry Kane, despite their obvious qualities.

And whether United are successful in their approach of the England star remains to be seen, especially with Everton likely to play hard ball.

Speaking recently, former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand expressed a belief that Calvert-Lewin would be a good signing for United.

“Listen, Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me, I love him,” Ferdinand told the Five YouTube channel.

“I’ve watched a lot of Everton this year and he’s one that unnerves defenders. He’s not one you want to play against week in, week out. He’s aggressive, he attacks the ball.

“I was speaking to Carlo Ancelotti earlier this year and he mentioned [Filippo] Inzaghi and said he didn’t need many chances to score goals and he scores goals in and around the six-yard box.

“I look at Calvert-Lewin this season and he’s listened to that, he’s taken that on board. Obviously he seems a real good student of the game and he’s started putting that into his own game.

“We’ve seen the rewards he’s had, he’s got into the England squad by scoring loads of goals in and around the six-yard box, scoring those ugly goals. I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester United.

“It’s one out of left field a little bit but I think he’d have a big impact. He’d get on the end of the things created by Fernandes, Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford, [Mason] Greenwood, etc.”

United football director John Murtough has insisted the club will be careful with their approach to recruitment this summer.

“The recruitment department need to focus on bringing in players for tomorrow, those who have potential and for today, those who are ready to play for the first team now,” he said.

“The scouting team work closely with Ole to produce options for consideration based on the type of profile which Ole feels that the team needs.

“Ole has a veto, because as a club we will not sign a player that a manager doesn’t want.

“The club has always backed its manager in the transfer market. It’s evident from what’s gone on over the last two or three seasons that there has been a structured and disciplined approach to player recruitment.

“The transfer market will be challenging in the next 12 months but when the right players are available, which fit our profile, for the right values, will be in and around those opportunities as and when they arise.”

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