Daily Mail: Milan eyeing €47m Everton forward – Chelsea and Newcastle leave race

By Oliver Fisher -

Newcastle United are no longer in the running to sign Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and a report has claimed that AC Milan are in the race.

According to the Daily Mail, negotiations had been ongoing between Newcastle and Everton in recent days over Calvert-Lewin but the Magpies ‘have now opted to walk away’ having deemed the £40m (€47m) asking price to be too costly.

Not only that, but the paper claims that Everton would only have been willing to sell the English striker in the event that they could sign Yankuba Minteh, who they offered £30m for but Lyon are offering around £10m more for him.

Calvert-Lewin could still leave the Toffees this summer because he has just a year left on his current deal. Everton have offered him a new contract, but there are a number of clubs that are knocking on the door.

Chelsea seemed to show timid interest but are now going for younger options and Manchester United are unlikely to meet Everton’s demands, the Mail adds. However, Milan have shown an interest in Calvert-Lewin as a potential replacement for Olivier Giroud.

The 27-year-old joined Everton in August 2016 from Sheffield United and has scored 68 goals in 247 appearances across all competitions, with 11 England caps to his name.

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    1. Yeah DCL is OK, but that’s all OK. He’s not a potentially world class no.9 or big goalscorer , and has a tonne of injury problems.

      Surely this is just click bait from whichever newspaper published it

  1. If all these reports are true… no one will tell me these sets of management are the dumbest and clueless and irritating management in the history of Milan.

    Do, this is what Moneyball point or what is it called does?

    Garry Cardinale and his crew better know Milan is Toulouse


  2. IMAGINE paying evenb20mil for this guy. An injury prone striker allergic to goals…if this actually happened, the management would have to hire security around their houses

  3. When fit, and he has been for a while now, DCL is class. Fantastic in the air, he has pace, skill and is a fierce competitor. Italy would suit his game.

  4. Before dismissing it as fake news, actually read the article (not just the headline) and then think through it.

    The article doesn’t say that Milan is open to pay 40m or 47m for DCL, only that it has expressed interest. The 47m rating come from Everton who wants to sell to fund purchase of a striker from France who is being overpriced (and likely also because Everton wants clear water between its transfer incomings and outgoings in light of all of the trouble it has had recently).

    Why is an expression of interest in DCL so unlikely as to be fake news?

    I don’t see how a player with DCL’s injury history could be considered the starting striker, but a paid loan with an obligation to buy for a total of around his TM valuation, 22m, or even just the money upfront would not be unreasonable. Certainly not if we buy out Gurissay’s contract, too.

    That would leave us with 2 x 27 year old strikers of an equivalent quality who can be rotated without compromising quality and not having to change system as both are physical enough to and can play as lone 9s (where we know Jovic can’t). That wold be 2 adequate strikers for less than what it would cost to bring in Zirkzee (on account of his parasitical manager’s commission request) and probably represents better all-round value.

    Those guys are then the bridge to Camarda who will be 19/20 by the time they are 30.

    I want to hate on Red Bird, and its brown-noses who run Milan, as much as the next guy but that all makes sense to me.

    1. It doesn’t make sense at all. All you did was try to rationalise a bad decision.

      This guy is not at the level of ac milan by any stretch of the imagination.

      You compare gurisay and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as equivalent quality but how did you come to that conclusion. What stat did you use?

      You are ethier a Redbird bot or you just expect people on this site to except you compared a 7 goal Dominic Calvert-Lewin to a 28 goal gurasiy

      1. For a start, I’ve watched him play. That helps.

        He scored 15 and 21 goals in all comps in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons if you want some stats. Those seasons were the last time Everton wasn’t a basket case and were also the last time DCL was fit prior to this season just passed.

        The good news is that he’s finally now gotten through a season fit again.

        While he did not do well in 2023/2024, Everton has the second lowest goal tally of the season. You could blame DCL for that but in reality Dyche was doing an Allegri scrapping for results once the points deductions were handed down. The season became about survival. Attackers do not thrive in that scenario, no one really does.

        DCL is not a star striker but he’s a handful because he’s powerful and he’s quick at a 6’3-ish height. He can press and hold the ball up. If he was the back-up to Guissary he’d be good for 10 goals, playing the same style and it wouldn’t be half penalties (as was the case for Giroud) or tap-ins playing as a second striker (as was the case for Jovic).

        What is AC Milan standard, anyway? Isn’t that just a way of saying ‘players we can’t afford or wont spend money on’ because we are no longer ‘that AC Milan’. And since when does a one-season-wonder satisfy the magical criterial of AC Milan standard? I remember that time Piatek was AC Milan standard.

        1. He had the worst conversion rate among EPL strikers, THE WORST, 7 (2 penalties) from an XG of 12.8, so it wasn’t a case of Everton not creating chances, his finishing was poor. He’s not close to Milan quality. Milan FWs should be international class.

  5. Could be a decent option if the price is right however signing DCL would do nothing to alleviate the pressure we have on the limited number non-EU slots in the squad.

  6. As I said many times, this summer will be the judge jury and hopefully executioner or Redbird. Let’s not forget hat last summers Mercato was to address instant problems, this summers was always sold to us as the summer we get that new superstar striker, the 20 plus goals per season guy who will be with us for 5-10 years….it started with names such as Gyokeres, Gimenez, Sesko, Zirkzee. We then saw the names drop to the next level of Jonathan David (who I like), Dobvyk…still fine players. But the levels keep going down and down…Tammy Abraham a player who doesn’t start for Roma, Calvert Lewin…both injury prone and not prolific. This is the uncomfortable truth about redbird. There is a stay of execution until the window is shut, but I do wonder if Theo is waiting to see just how ambitious this club is before he commits.


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