Opinion: Tottenham's transfer plan could hinder Newcastle's Calvert-Lewin bid

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Opinion: Tottenham's transfer plan could hinder Newcastle's Calvert-Lewin bid

Newcastle United’s attempts to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin might be hindered by what Tottenham want to do this summer.

Every Premier League club is looking for new signings, and Spurs are no different. This is their first summer with Antonio Conte in charge, and so far he’s being backed in the transfer market.

They brought in Toon target Yves Bissouma from Brighton, and now they’re looking towards Everton for reinforcements.

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Tottenham to bid for Everton duo Richarlison and Gordon

According to Sky Sports, Spurs are interested in a double swoop for Richarlison and Anthony Gordon.

Conte is looking to add more attacking depth to his squad this summer. His side have even been linked with a move for Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin.

The Everton duo are also targets, and Sky report that the Toffees are expecting Spurs to make bids for their players – potentially this week.

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On the one hand, a deal for either Richarlison or Gordon would be good for Newcastle as it would end their interest in Saint-Maximin.

But on the other, it may hurt the Magpies’ ability to sign Calvert-Lewin.

Everton unlikely to sell Calvert-Lewin as well

Newcastle have been linked with the Everton striker for a long time now. However, our interest could grow now that a centre-back has been signed and our pursuit of Hugo Ekitike is over.

Eddie Howe wants to sign a new striker, and the Northern Echo recently claimed that DCL is the Magpies’ preferred backup option.

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We recently wrote that Newcastle are in a strong position to sign Calvert-Lewin due to Everton’s need to sell and a lack of interest from other clubs.

But while Everton need to raise funds through player sales, they’re hardly going to sell their three most sellable assets.

Moves away for Richarlison and Gordon would probably end their need to let Calvert-Lewin go. It would allow them to stand by their ridiculous valuation of £60million. That’s a fee Dan Ashworth is never going to agree to.

Newcastle want Calvert-Lewin, but a deal could become a lot tougher if Tottenham complete a double swoop for Richarlison and Gordon.

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