Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was reportedly a summer target for Man United.
However, Man United were put off by Everton’ whopping £80m valuation of U21 England international has scored 12 goals in 23 games, including a first career hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-2 victory over West Brom, since Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment at Goodison Park last winter.
With four goals in his opening two games of the 2020/21 season, Dominic is expected to be called up to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for October’s friendly with Wales and the Nations League double-header with Belgium and Denmark.
Ancelotti has even compared Calvert-Lewin to Filippo Inzaghi, who he coached at AC Milan. Carlo said: “I had a fantastic striker in Inzaghi, who scored 300 goals and 210 with one touch.
A striker has to be focused in the box and I think Calvert-Lewin understands really well because in the box he has speed, he jumps really high, he has power.”
“Where he has improved more is there, in the box.” The Italian manager appears to be getting the best out of the 23-year-old centre-forward, who joined the Toffees in a £1.5m deal from Sheffield United in 2016.
The English centre-forward’s form was rewarded with a new five-year deal in March.
Red Devils have been on the lookout for another forward to rival Martial and are even being linked with a surprise move for Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, who scored 33 goals in a loan spell with Trabzonspor last campaign.
In stark contrast, Sorloth managed just one goal in 20 games for the Eagles following his £9m move from Midtjylland in 2018.