Newcastle United were keen on signing Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton this summer but had to pull out thanks to huge demands from the Toffees. The Magpies enjoyed a decent enough summer in which they kept their best players and managed to make big money signings like Sven Botman and Alexander Isak. However, with PIF in charge, Newcastle were always going to be linked with a number of players and that proved to be the case.
Indeed, according to The Athletic, Everton’s Calvert-Lewin was one of the first names on the list for Eddie Howe. But in the end, it’s claimed Everton wanted what has been termed as a ‘ludicrous’ fee to do business. That fee is thought to have been north of the £50m mark, with the likes of Moussa Diaby and Ivan Toney also put in that bracket. Continue reading TRANSFER REPORT: NEWCASTLE TRIED TO SIGN THIS STRIKER BEFORE DEADLINE DAY