Chelsea plotting summer move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Chelsea are plotting a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the Everton striker who is set to enter the final year of his contract. 

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have added Dominic Calvert-Lewin to their striker shortlist as they plot a move for the Everton man. The 27-year-old Premier League attacker will have a year left on his deal at Goodison Park, and while the Toffees are looking to renew, they might sell if an opportunity comes about. 

Chelsea to move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Chelsea are about to see links to several strikers until they sign one, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin the latest to emerge on their shortlist. The 27-year-old Premier League attacker has a year left on his Everton deal, with the Toffees prioritising a renewal of their frontman. 

However, should he refuse to sign a new deal or demand exorbitant wages, the Toffees may consider selling, with some reports previously suggesting they will demand £60 million from suitors. That’s a steep price for someone with a year left on his deal and a dodgy fitness record, hopwever, he did prove his worth by playing 32 games last season in the Premier League. 

The 27-year-old does offer a physical presence up front and a focal point, something Chelsea admires about him as they plot a move. There’s no chance the Blues will look to pay £60 million or anything close to that demand, as they might instead discuss it out to pay a relatively modest fee for the striker. 

Whether they succeed in this chase is another question, although Calvert-Lewin will certainly bring improvements to the way they play up front. Newcastle United are also keen on the Everton man as they seek a replacement for Callum Wilson in the summer. With Everton struggling to make ends meet and might have to sell one of their top names, a sale of the 27-year-old will go a long way in balancing their financial state. 

Chelsea is chasing other striker names

Benjamin Sesko emerged as a big target, as Chelsea is prepared to fight out a battle with Arsenal for the RB Leipzig star. The young attacker has a £56 million release clause, as the Germain side will not sell for less. The Blues are themselves facing PSR scrutiny and will have to sell, as they plan on funding the new striker move by selling some of their homegrown stars in the summer. 

Girona’s Artem Dovbyk is also a significant target after a stellar season in Spain, during which he won the Golden Boot. Signing the Ukrainian is a difficult task among their other targets, although someone like Calvert-Lewin might be the cheapest option in the current market. 

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