'Always': Arsenal insiders keep saying they want £50m striker, his future's 'uncertain' - journalist
Dean Jones claims that Arsenal have had their eyes on Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin for some time now on the Football Terrace.
Arsenal are said to be looking at potential replacements for Alexandre Lacazette, even though he hasn’t left the club yet.
And Jones says that he has heard from multiple sources at Arsenal that Calvert-Lewin is on their radar.
The Everton goalscorer does appear to be a fairly ambitious target.
But his future at Goodison Park is said to be uncertain, with the England international needing some assurances over which direction the club is going in.
And Jones said: “Arsenal are looking at options for who could come in [for Lacazette]. It’s worth mentioning that Arsenal have had interest in Calvert-Lewin for a while now.
“We’ll have to see if they are able to pursue that but a couple of people I speak to that are well connected at Arsenal, his name always seems to crop up.
“His name is never the headline that they start talking about but his name always crops up.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty about what happens with Calvert Lewin this summer, even Juventus had a sniff around him at the end of the season.
“With the way things are changing at Everton, he needs to be assured of how he fits in and how the club are growing.
“At a time when Arsenal are looking for hungry, young players with a lot to prove – Calvert Lewin could become an option.”
Best season yet
Calvert-Lewin has just come fresh off the back of the best season of his career, where he netted 16 Premier League goals.
If he was to join Arsenal he would offer them a real aerial presence up-front, and his energy could also be useful up-front.
Arteta demands that his forward players press with intent, and Calvert-Lewin would fit into such a system.
The issue over any deal would surely be the price, though.
Everton are unlikely to sell Calvert-Lewin without a fight, with the Telegraph saying his valued at £50 million, and whether Arsenal would have the budget to bring him in remains to be seen.
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