Newcastle United will launch a daring bid to signal England worldwide striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin now they’re sure of a spot within the Premier League subsequent season.
Telegraph Sport can reveal that the Magpies have recognized Calvert-Lewin as one among their precedence targets this summer and have been inspired to imagine the participant would love to make the transfer earlier than the beginning of subsequent season.
Reims ahead Hugo Ekitike can be anticipated to be part of after a transfer for ahead collapsed on deadline day in January when the participant was reluctant to go away France so quickly after breaking into the primary crew.
It stays to be seen whether or not Everton, who’re nonetheless concerned in a relegation battle following a goalless draw at Watford on Wednesday night time, are keen to think about letting the centre ahead go away.
Calvert-Lewin was as soon as once more used instead within the draw at Vicarage Road, approaching within the 77th minute and has had damage issues this season.
But Newcastle’s curiosity within the participant is lengthy standing and he’s somebody supervisor Eddie Howe believes will improve his offensive choices at St James’ Park.
Crucially, Calvert-Lewin, who remains to be simply 25 years outdated, additionally suits into Newcastle’s recruitment technique this summer, the place they are going to look to signal younger gamers to deliver down the common age of an ageing squad.
Newcastle are keen to pay attention to gives for a lot of the older, fringe members of their squad with the likes of Matt Ritchie, Ciaran Clark, Karl Darlow, Fedrico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick and Dwight Gayle all in a position to go away on the finish of the season if they’ll discover one other membership.
The signing of a centre ahead to compete with the damage susceptible Callum Wilson and January signing, Chris Wood, is the important thing a part of Newcastle’s recruitment plans.
Although Brentford’s Ivan Toney, Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah and Benfica’s Darwin Nunez are additionally on the membership’s shortlist it’s understood that Calvert-Lewin has moved to the highest of that record and issues may progress quickly now that Newcastle know for positive they’re protected from relegation.
The former Sheffield United striker was a part of England’s European Championship squad final summer and was the principle again up for captain Harry Kane.
But he has scored simply three objectives this season, all again in August. His marketing campaign has been severely disrupted by accidents, however he has been match since January and has nonetheless been out and in of the beginning XI underneath supervisor Frank Lampard.
A transfer to a brand new membership may very well be precisely what the participant wants to galvanise his career and Newcastle will make a bid for him.
“With deals, we are mentally ready to go,” stated Howe throughout a press convention to preview Monday night time’s remaining house sport of the season in opposition to Arsenal. “As in, there was numerous work from the recruitment crew and myself to know what route we would like to go in.
“But with offers, as everybody is aware of, they’re very unpredictable and you may by no means say we’re going to deliver gamers in early.
“When we do our business, if we do our business, properly that’s a toss of a coin since you’re within the fingers of the promoting membership. But we’re going to be lively and we will likely be working arduous to enhance the crew.”