The Mirror claim Newcastle have not been put off in their pursuit of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin despite the Toffees placing an enormous £60million price tag on the England striker’s head.

Calvter-Lewin, 25, endured a difficult season at Everton during the 2021-22 campaign. Missing a huge chunk of the campaign due to a toe injury, he struggled to regain his fitness and form when available for selection.

But he still managed five goals and two assists in 17 Premier League appearances. Everton have raked an initial £50million a deal worth £60million with add-ons for Richarlison, from Tottenham.

Newcastle are continually keeping tabs on Calvert-Lewin. Financial Fairplay issues have been eased with the sale of Richarlison, meaning a sale of Calvert-Lewin is no longer a necessity – allowing them to set a lofty price tag.

They have done just that, requesting a huge £60million for Calvert-Lewin – but the Mirror report that is unlikely to put cash-rich Newcastle off. Newcastle will ‘try to negotiate’, but that fee is unlikely to put Newcastle off.

Newcastle not put off by Everton price tag for Calvert-Lewin

What a signing Calvert-Lewin would be for Newcastle. But the question mark remains, what does that mean for the impressive Callum Wilson – and £25million January addition, Chris Wood?

A deal for Hugo Ekitike looks dead now. But Newcastle are intent on bringing in a striker and the latest report states Calvert-Lewin could be that man. Wood would become third choice, but surely, he cannot be happy with that.

Might it mean, then, that if Newcastle sign Calvert-Lewin, Wood requests to leave Newcastle? It is an interesting few weeks ahead for Howe, Dan Ashworth in Newcastle – in their pursuit of Calvert-Lewin and a striker.

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