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Despite being quoted a huge asking price, Newcastle United are still in a strong position to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

That’s the view here at Geordie Boot Boys, as the Magpies continue to be linked with the Toffees’ number nine.

The 25-year-old has been heavily rumoured to move to St James’ Park, as Eddie Howe looks to add another striker to his squad.

Newcastle quoted £60m to sign Calvert-Lewin

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It had been reported that Newcastle would make a bid for Calvert-Lewin, but the England international’s asking price rightly put us off.

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle have been quoted £60million to sign Calvert-Lewin. That’s a crazy fee. It’s only a little bit less than the initial figure Liverpool have paid for Darwin Nunez.

Unsurprisingly, Newcastle don’t plan on spending £60million on Calvert-Lewin. However, a report from the Athletic suggests that the Magpies still have a strong chance of signing the forward.

The Athletic suggest Calvert-Lewin could leave Everton

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Everton are in a bit of a financial pickle at the moment, and may need to sell some of their biggest players to generate funds to use in the transfer market.

And their two most sellable assets are Richarlison and DCL.

The Athletic report that Newcastle remain interested in the former Sheffield United man, as well as a few other unnamed clubs. However, they add there is unlikely to be a bidding war for him. They state that some suitors have been put off due to his injury woes last season.

That’s already a boost for Newcastle. Everton can only sell Calvert-Lewin if they’ve got a buyer, so they might have to lower their asking price if they’re to entice the Magpies into buying him. His fitness is a worry, but it was the first time in a while that he’s had serious injury bother.

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The Athletic add that selling Calvert-Lewin makes more sense compared to Richarlison, as they’d be able to make more profit. He only cost the Toffees £1.5million in 2016, whereas Richarlison was bought for £40million.

All of these factors should give Newcastle a boost in their pursuit of Calvert-Lewin.

Everton have given him a huge asking price, which is fair enough – they want as much money as possible. But they might be forced to sell this summer, and they may have to lower that asking price in the near future.

Newcastle remain in a strong position to sign Calvert-Lewin this summer – if that’s what the Toon hierarchy decides is best.

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