Everton's former Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin linked with move to Arsenal after Real Madrid speculation

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the former Sheffield United striker now of Everton, looks to be a man in demand this summer after Arsenal became the latest club to be linked with a move.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 11:18 am

The forward, currently on England duty at Euro 2020, came through United’s youth academy before being sold to Everton in 2016.

He has flourished at Goodison, finishing last season with 16 goals in the Premier League, and Spanish giants Real Madrid were linked with a £50m move after the former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti returned to the Bernabéu.

And Mikel Arteta’s side are the latest to have been credited with an interest in Calvert-Lewin, as they look to improve on last season’s eighth-placed finish which saw them miss out on European football for the first time in a quarter of a century.

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A number of first-team players are reportedly heading for the Emirates exit door, including Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin and Willian, as Arteta reshapes his squad.

And The Telegraph report that the Gunners are looking at Calvert-Lewin. Arsenal are also interested in United midfielder Sander Berge, who the Blades value at £35m following their relegation from the Premier League last season, while Aaron Ramsdale has also been linked after the goalkeeper was drafted into England’s squad for the European Championships.

Dominic Calvert Lewin in his Sheffield United days - © BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

As things stand, Berge is due to report back for pre-season training later this week while new boss Slavisa Jokanović will speak to the Norwegian in person when he starts his role officially on July 1, when his contract in Qatar expires.