The Times have claimed that Everton are looking to tie down the future of in-form striker Dom Calvert-Lewin by offering the English ace a new five-year deal, in order to fend off reported interest from Manchester United.
The Sun claimed just before the January transfer window that Manchester United were interested in 22-year-old Calvert-Lewin, with the uncapped striker said to be worth a whopping £50million. He has 13 Premier League goals in 26 games this term.
Since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager, former Sheffield United star Calvert-Lewin has scored eight league goals in 10 outings – even netting against the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and a brace against Newcastle.
However, Everton are desperate to keep their in-form talisman and are set to offer him new terms on a deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2025. It is believed Calvert-Lewin is likely to earn his first England call-up this month.
TBR’s view – Tying Calvert-Lewin down would be best Everton business
Keeping the striker, who is just 22 years of age and is English, would be Everton’s best business this summer. The striker has been in stunning form, and given his current age, nationality and form, his resale value could far exceed his current price tag.
If Everton have any aspirations of breaking into the top six – something which Ancelotti will be keen to do – then keeping Calvert-Lewin is absolutely pivotal. Handing him much-improved terms is a no-brainer.