Dominic Calvert-Lewin transfer latest as Everton braced for summer interest

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is understood to be attracting the interest of Newcastle United.

The 27-year-old is thought to be a potential target for Eddie Howe as the club seeks to strengthen over the summer.

Interest is tempered by the club’s own concerns about where it stands in relation to Premier League spending rules, however, at least before the end of the current football financial year on June 30.

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Calvert-Lewin and West Ham United star Jarrod Bowen are on Newcastle’s shortlist, the Telegraph reported on Thursday lunchtime. The ECHO understands the Magpies have been following Calvert-Lewin for some time as the striker put several years of fitness problems behind him to start 32 Premier League games during this campaign. While he suffered a long stint without scoring, he ended the season with a flurry of crucial goals - including the late equaliser that secured an important point for Everton at St James’ Park in April.

Calvert-Lewin’s future is up for discussion this season as the striker looks set to enter the final 12 months of his contract. As previously reported by the ECHO, his return to fitness and form, as well as his potential availability due to Everton’s financial concerns, has piqued the interest of several Premier League rivals ahead of a summer in which the club is braced to sell players.

Whether Newcastle will be in a position to move for Calvert-Lewin remains to be seen, with the club’s business set against a backdrop of Profit and Sustainability considerations. As reported by the Telegraph, the future of striker Callum Wilson is thought to be central to considerations. The 32-year-old has scored 47 Premier League goals for the club over the past four seasons but has also been hit with injury setbacks.

Newcastle are among a swathe of clubs also thought to have cast their eye over Jarrad Branthwaite and Amadou Onana over recent months. The club’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson was present at Old Trafford when Everton lost there back in March.