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Man Utd linked with Everton striker Calvert-Lewin after failed Haaland pursuit

Now that the Erling Haaland saga is over, Manchester United are inevitably being linked with alternatives, with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin being mentioned in today’s newspapers.

Norwegian goal machine Haaland had heavily been linked with a move to Manchester United after the striker netted 28 goals in just 22 games for RB Salzburg this season, including eight in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old previously worked with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, but despite their relationship and United’s willingness to pay him a reported £200,000-a-week, the Leeds born forward ended speculation about his future at the weekend by completing an £18 million move to Borussia Dortmund.

Having failed to replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer, United are still thought to be keen to bolster their attacking options, so naturally, The Sun reckons that the Old Trafford outfit will now turn to their ‘back up plan’ and will target Everton number nine, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Yorkshireman is in career-best form in front of goal so far this season, scoring eight times in 13 Premier League games for the Toffees, including three in the two games in which Carlo Ancelotti has been in charge.

United have been linked with Calvert-Lewin’s Everton teammate Richarlison, though the report claims the Englishman has now become ‘a priority target’ for United, although it is said he would cost ‘around £50m’.

Ancelotti recently admitted that he had been a big fan of the forward during his time in charge at Napoli, and quite frankly, it seems unlikely that the Italian would be willing to sanction his departure in next months transfer window.

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