Former Sheffield United star linked with big-money Chelsea move amid 'hungry' admission

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A former Sheffield United star has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea this summer.

A Sheffield United academy product has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has made great strides since breaking through at Bramall Lane in 2014, amassing an impressive scoring record at Everton across the last eight years.

The forward has scored 54 goals in 214 league games, and he is now attracting attention from one of the Premier League big boys. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking to add even more competition to their front line despite investing heavily in recent years with the likes of Christian Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and others.

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According to the report, the Blues are keeping an eye on Everton’s financial situation, with the Toffees potentially needing to sell a number of players if they can’t find a new buyer, given their recent takeover collapse. Chelsea may take advantage if things fall apart, but they are also said to be considering a deal with RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko, who is likely to be significantly more expensive, likely to cost as much as £60million.

As for Calvert-Lewin, his focus is on making the England squad, and a move to a top club could certainly help. The forward, who made only 12 appearances for the Blades at senior level, said recently: “I reflect on this season in a much better way than I perhaps would have six to eight weeks ago when I was in the back end of a difficult spell. I needed to get a goal and I was plugging away, working hard and then when I got my goal, I knew once I got one that would be it then. That’s how it goes in football being a centre-forward. 

“It’s been a different kind of battle for myself. The previous two seasons were plagued with injuries and were just all about being fit - getting fit, staying fit and getting to play as many games as possible, whereas this season, at the start of the season it was a case of that - just wanting to be out there, playing and almost do myself justice, in a way, because I felt like I hadn’t been able to do that for a long time.

“I started the season well then went on a bit of a barren run which was frustrating, of course, because anyone who knows me knows I love scoring goals. That’s my job and that’s what people expect of me.

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“I’m sat here now with two games left, four goals in the past five games but still hungry for more goals, to be honest. I’m looking to make it a few more and really get back and continue to show the level I believe I’m capable of playing at week-in, week-out.

“I want to get back to where I belong in the England team. It’s been a slow build-up this season, I feel like I’ve got there eventually and now I just want to continue this form.” Calvert-Lewin did not make the England 2024 squad, with Cole Palmer, Ollie Watkins and Ivan Toney beating him to the striker roles, with Harry Kane an obvious pick.

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