Man United Edging Closer To Signing Calvert-Lewin After Giving Up On Haaland

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action with Manchester United's Ashley Young.

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With the negotiations having terminated linking Dortmund star Erling Haaland and Manchester United, the English club have now set their eyes on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

As per the Sun, Everton forward was already under the radar of the Red Devils as back up plan if Haaland’s pursuit were to lead them to a dead end.

Moreover, now that Ed Woodward refused to even think about the transfer package summed up by Mino Raiola for the Dortmund asset, the Mancunians are giving up on the race to sign the Norwegian talent.

With Chelsea leading the pursuit for Jadon Sancho – another United target who’s rated over £100 million, the England U21 international would be a potential signing for the Old Trafford outfit.

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Calvert-Lewin, a 22-year-old who’s been titled as a potential striker by Carlo Ancelotti, is in possession of a price tag of around £50 million, which wouldn’t trouble the United board whatsoever.

Moreover, his abilities and efficacy on the pitch had even made Ancelotti set him as a target when the prolific gaffer was behind the wheels of Napoli which he admitted. The influential figure had further proclaimed: “There are a lot of people who have eyes on him”.

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The right footer has now registered 10 goals in all competitions, with 8 in the premier league. Furthermore, the departure of Romelu Lukaku is undoubtedly pushing the Red Giants to rope in the ex-Sheffield attacker as soon as possible.

Regardless, with the former Napoli boss admitting his interest in the talented forward, the transfer won’t essentially be supported by the new Everton manager. Therefore, Solskjaer would have a bit of a rough time if the Mancunians are seriously trying to secure the 22-year-old’s signature.

Nevertheless, with the winter transfer window imminent, United could put to use their negotiation skills and their intense budget to make happen a move in the upcoming month of 2020.