Haaland had been tipped to join up with compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford but ended up signed for the Bundesliga side for a reported £18m instead.
Now, Solskjaer supposedly has his eyes on a £50m move for Calvert-Lewin, whom the Toffees signed for just £1.5m three years ago and whose career is starting to take off with some real goalscoring form in recent weeks.
The Telegraph's Sam Wallace has reported that talks with the 22-year-old's representatives have progressed and that terms on an improved, extended deal are close to being agreed.
Sky Sports correspondent Alan Myers says, however, that while negotiations are set to begin shortly, suggestions that a settlement is imminent are “premature”.
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1 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:24:32
I think wed al have taken that three months ago when he was dropped for Tosun.
Now though he is playing very well, has his tail up and is looking like the striker weve needed for a good while.
2 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:29:29
Who's to say he will carry on scoring (hope he does) in the months ahead?
3 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:39:20
4 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:41:26
5 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:52:05
6 Posted 31/12/2019 at 08:59:48
7 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:02:28
Expect a few new contracts to be getting discussed.
8 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:08:30
9 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:10:51
Can't OSG make up his mind?
Fortunately Ancelloti seems to want to keep both so I guess he'll get his way.
10 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:34:11
Offer Schneiderlin, Sigurddson or Walcott.
11 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:45:50
12 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:48:09
13 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:48:42
14 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:55:46
I think many of us were critical of him and wanted a response. For me he's certainly done that plus now that the coaching staff are explaining to him that by leading the line you look for space rather than just follow the ball he's getting on the end of a lot more crosses.
Our problem is unlike some other teams above us we don't have another forward with a similar conversion rate.
I'm pleased for the lad and I'm looking forward to him giving Otemendi a nightmare tomorrow.
15 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:56:44
If I understand correctly, it would also allow us to purchase a player at a higher value than 50m and not Immediately fall foul of FFP. (As the new players fee would be amortised over a number of years). This is the only way Carlo can get new players in.
However, even in DCLs darkest days on this page, I have always been a supporter of his. He has all the right athletic criteria to go right to the very top. I really like him and I am so glad its finally starting to click for him. So many times over the last few seasons I have felt he just needed that little bit of luck to get him going. It could just as easily fall apart for him again but I believe in him.
Id prefer us to balance the books by shifting on Walcott, Schniderlin, Tosun, Keane and Sigurdson but not sure we could get much more than their amortised values at this point in time.
16 Posted 31/12/2019 at 09:57:35
Lets hope this feel-good factor can continue, because once Evertonians unite, then we all know anything is possible, so lets switch the gear, and start talking about who we are going to sign!
17 Posted 31/12/2019 at 10:00:57
18 Posted 31/12/2019 at 10:03:48
19 Posted 31/12/2019 at 10:11:12
Raises an interesting point though. Man Utd are in transition and a club we are looking to catch. OGS is trying to build something by blooding youngsters and developing players. They look a bit chaotic now but if they ditch Pogba and bring in well motivated quality in that central area they could be very good next season.
So hard to compete with these teams. Arsenal however are more catchable — especially if Abameyang leaves.
20 Posted 31/12/2019 at 10:47:28
Just because United are in decline doesnt warrant we sell them our best players.
Everton will be looking to trade this next transfer window, but not our best players to any team.
21 Posted 31/12/2019 at 10:55:59
Apparently "The Sun" still thinks every player on the planet secretly wants to play for Utd and they can just swan in and scoop up any player they want whenever they want them by just waving a big cheque under the selling clubs nose. I think those days ended the moment old Red Nose packed it in. Since then they have not been the power they once were and I doubt will ever be again. Other clubs have money now including Everton so we don't have to part with our best players to Utd or any other club.
I would expect this kind of rubbish from the internet sites who get their info from Twitter but not a so called national news paper. But I suppose they have column inches to fill so it's something Everton and other clubs just have to put up with.
22 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:03:16
We need to offload some of the deadweight and sell some of those who have failed to deliver before their market value sinks further.
Man Utd should be the fourth premier team in North West England at end of the season.
23 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:03:45
Get rid of Tosun, Niasse, Walcott et al. Do not sell our young up and coming blokes. I expect both Brands and Ancelotti to feel the same.
24 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:21:22
25 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:24:47
Sorry, can't continue, such complete and utter media tripe that to even get into any form of discussion about it is just laughable!
Some of the buds on my shrubs are actually beginning to show you know, in December! Weather's gone mad!
26 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:40:04
27 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:40:28
28 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:51:16
29 Posted 31/12/2019 at 11:59:48
30 Posted 31/12/2019 at 12:06:07
31 Posted 31/12/2019 at 12:38:26
32 Posted 31/12/2019 at 12:48:23
Dont go there - I wish I didnt
33 Posted 31/12/2019 at 12:57:57
I feel that the reference, or even the whole article should be removed. After all, it is only crap journalism, which has no truth to it and probably total bollocks. It's equivalent to what McNulty does on the BBC football website.
34 Posted 31/12/2019 at 13:24:41
35 Posted 31/12/2019 at 13:38:09
Media tripe is all about disruption to our momentum startled that we landed one of the worlds best coaches, they still knee jerk that we are desperate to sell our best players. Pitiful excuse just to sell clicks.
36 Posted 31/12/2019 at 13:46:08
United are building a young team and Richarlison and DCL certainly tick that box. You could argue Utd might be interesting in buying now before DCL's price sky rockets further.
We do have history with Utd picking at our dead carcass after all
37 Posted 31/12/2019 at 13:52:00
38 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:04:47
As for DCL, jog on. He's a better all-around no.9 than anything they've got (Martial is more "talented" but strikes me as a man-child who needs his hand holding, DCL is a man).
We have now got one of the best managers in the world and the best to grace GP in 30 years. What we can no longer do is sell our better players to United, those days are over. To develop a team you keep those elements, particularly the younger players and add to it. Offload those fringe players that are on big money yet offering minimal contribution, make some room on the wage bill.
39 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:09:52
40 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:11:41
Have a great new year etc etc :-) babmar
41 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:28:04
Man Utd are shit scared we are assembling a young and talented side they will struggle to match. Tell Man Utd they can have Tosun instead.
Another source for the Telegraph is saying DCL is about to sign a new improved 5 year contract more than doubling his salary from 35k to 75k pw.
That seems a more reliable story, and I think it will be a true one.
42 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:29:33
43 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:31:25
Yehhhhhhhhhhh course there could.
By the way, wanna buy some magic beans mate?
44 Posted 31/12/2019 at 14:53:36
45 Posted 31/12/2019 at 15:00:46
46 Posted 31/12/2019 at 15:31:22
47 Posted 31/12/2019 at 15:43:50
By comparison Cuco Martina makes £35k, Niasse makes £55k and Sandro (yes, we're still paying him) makes about £65k.
So I'd say this big raise for DCL is thoroughly deserved, and in today's salary structure the number seems just about right.
48 Posted 31/12/2019 at 16:49:55
49 Posted 31/12/2019 at 17:47:00
You offer him £50k and if he doesnt like it £50m is decent consolation.
Any bumper deal has a goal target attached to it and increases are released over the next season and a half as the targets are met.
50 Posted 31/12/2019 at 17:47:24
51 Posted 31/12/2019 at 17:49:57
Just because those bungling idiots, Koeman, Martinez and Walsh saddled us up with a load of toxic contracts, that doesn't mean we should use them as a yardstick.
52 Posted 31/12/2019 at 19:07:43
We have moved on and now, not only can we keep hold of our players, but can actually attract players as well.
Carlo and the new ground pending, is a big plus to our club.
Once we get the all clear to build the new ground, expect Usmanov to come on board.
The future is looking very promising.
53 Posted 31/12/2019 at 19:23:22
54 Posted 31/12/2019 at 19:31:04
Unbelievable that Man Utd with their global rep and money can't find better.
55 Posted 31/12/2019 at 19:43:31
56 Posted 31/12/2019 at 19:55:24
57 Posted 31/12/2019 at 21:49:17
58 Posted 31/12/2019 at 22:44:58
59 Posted 31/12/2019 at 23:28:27
A good solid professional, with an unbelievable amount of England caps, which might not back up my own thoughts on Neville, but each to his own, with mine being that I wouldnt even want Neville in our team right now?
60 Posted 01/01/2020 at 07:16:51
Brands wont be too happy, whatever saving the club may make by offloading one of Niasse or Tosun will be balanced by the rise in DCLs wages.
61 Posted 01/01/2020 at 08:54:55
62 Posted 01/01/2020 at 09:21:10
63 Posted 01/01/2020 at 11:59:23
I wonder if now the doubters will stop doubting him?
64 Posted 02/01/2020 at 03:41:46
Hes scoring record is appalling and just because hes had a few decent games doesnt give you the right to say I told you so. He needs to prove himself out on loan at a championship team and score 15-20 LEAGUE goals to show hes a half decent lower league premiership striker.
65 Posted 02/01/2020 at 05:17:43
"scoring record is appalling"
Yeah. This season DCL is scoring a goal every 150 minutes of play. Is that appalling?
Kane: goal every 131 minutes
Not so "appalling" after all.
"He needs to prove himself out on loan at a championship team"
Come on, you can't even say that with a straight face.
66 Posted 02/01/2020 at 21:03:03
I wish all contract negotiations were only done in the summer upon reviewing a full seasons performance.
No issue with extending and improving his contract. He's had a good few seasons and is still improving. But £50M.. Never and nor should his contract be reflective of a £50M player. Not yet anyway.
67 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:26:28
The time when we needed to sell our emerging talent each year just to balance the books has passed and we are now on the road to recovering our rightful place at the pinnacle of English football (with Europe to eventually follow).
To do this we will be keeping our emerging talent from now onwards and will only sell if a player asks to leave and can't be convinced that he cannot achieve his ambition with us.
Sadly, by the time the "media" finally cotton on to this, we'll have won the Premier League, the Champions League etc and players like Calvert-Lewin will probably have retired.
68 Posted 02/01/2020 at 23:14:27
Its dead simple.
Maybe hell become a decent player, but lets face it, hes not a world-beating superstar, and thats whats needed.
It needs to all miraculously come together, right now, not in two or three years or whatever (and that never happens anyway).
Aubamayeng or someone like that. Up top with Richarlison or Kean.
Massive egos, massive wages; these are the things Carlo is able to deal with isnt he?
If this new era is all going to be one last throw of the dice (according to some), then we may as well ‘go large.
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