Major update on Arsenal target Dominic Calvert-Lewin's Everton future - Reports

Update on Arsenal target Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Update on Arsenal target Dominic Calvert-Lewin
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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin may play his final game for the club on Sunday, May 22, against Arsenal ahead of a big summer move, according to reports.

The 25-year-old scored the winning goal during the Toffees' stunning comeback victory against Crystal Palace, a result which guaranteed the Merseyside club another season in the Premier League.

FULL-TIME Everton 3-2 Crystal PalaceA great second-half comeback from the hosts! Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck to reverse a two-goal deficit The result means Everton will avoid relegation#EVECRY

However, the England forward has suffered a difficult season at Goodison Park due to numerous injury issues, having netted just five times in 16 top-flight appearances. Before his goal against Brentford on Sunday, May 15, Calvert-Lewin hadn't scored since August.

According to Football Insider, Everton will listen to offers for the centre-forward as they look to raise cash for a summer overhaul, having avoided a drop this term.

The report claims that Calvert-Lewin is after a new challenge and is likely to leave Goodison Park, with Arsenal and Newcastle United leading the chase for the Toffees forward.

The Everton number 9 is under contract with the club until 2025, with Football Insider claiming in April that Calvert-Lewin had told his friends that he wanted to join Arsenal.

The Gunners are desperate to sign a new centre-forward this summer, with current options Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both out of contract in June.

19 - Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 19 headers in the Premier League, with only Harry Kane (21) netting more in the competition since the Everton striker's debut. Forceful.

Arsenal still have hopes of signing Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus

The north London side look to have blown their top four chances following consecutive defeats against Tottenham and Newcastle.

Mikel Arteta's side now have to rely on bottom-placed Norwich to beat arch-rivals Spurs to finish in a Champions League spot for the first time since 2016. Failure to qualify for Europe's elite competition will once again affect who they can recruit this summer.

One player who has been consistently linked with a move to the Emirates is Gabriel Jesus. He will presumably find opportunities hard to come by next season at Manchester City due to the imminent arrival of Erling Haaland.

According to The Athletic, Arsenal officials still feel they can still attract Jesus to the club. They feel the pull of the project, the club's stature and living in London will be enough to convince the 25-year-old.

Once dubbed the heir to City icon Sergio Aguero, Jesus' Etihad career has never quite hit the heights once promised. He has scored 13 goals in 40 appearances this term.

I understand Gabriel Jesus would be an incredible signing and he’s well worth going for but if you can get him for nothing in a year, it does make sense to invest that £55m asking price into someone else and move for him in a year.

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Edited by Sankalp Srivastava


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