Since Newcastle United’s takeover by Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, it’s been common for the Magpies to be linked with every player in Europe. And with Eddie Howe on the hunt for a new striker, pundit can’t resist recommending centre-forwards for the club to sign.

The latest appears to be Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Paddy Kenny told Football Insider days ago that the 25-year-old should make the switch to the North-East, saying: “Newcastle need a striker and Everton need money so it kind of makes sense.”

Calvert-Lewin scored 21 goals from 39 games in all competitions last season and would surely jump a sinking ship that narrowly evaded relegation this campaign, but the 25-year-old hasn’t had a good 12 months.

He spent a lot of this season out with a fractured toe and didn’t set the place alight when he was fit. Calvert-Lewin scored just five goals in 18 appearances across the board, though he ended the campaign strongly with two goals and an assist from his final three league outings.

But with the England international having a £60m asking price, he goes against Newcastle’s transfer policy. The Magpies aren’t being held to ransom by selling clubs just because they have lucrative resources, so Calvert-Lewin’s asking price would likely need to drop before a move can get over the line.

Newcastle’s transfer record is shy of £40m, so they wouldn’t spend £20m more  for a player with 45 Premier League goals from 164 games.

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