West Ham are “extensively” monitoring England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin according to reports by Claret & Hugh.
David Moyes is said to be a fan having tried to sign him on several occasions, most recently a reported failed move in the January transfer window with the Toffees pricing him out of the Hammers’ budget.
However, with the Merseyside outfit now facing big financial concerns having cut ties with Alisher Usmanov, the Blues could be ready to let him go for considerably less.
An Everton source told Claret & Hugh: “West Ham know all about Dominic and they also know Everton are having to be more realistic about his valuation.
“They have scouted him extensively and there is a feeling a deal is there to be done. He’s at a good age and David Moyes is a fan.”
This would be one of the best West Ham signings in quite a few years.
Calvert-Lewin is a prolific striker and he would really take the Irons to the next level.
The 25-year-old would be a fairly low risk signing too. Not only could the Irons get him at a much lower price than what Farhad Moshiri would want to let him go for, but he is tried and tested in England and the Premier League.
This season has seen the former Sheffield United striker plagued with injuries meaning he has hardly played but in the last campaign, Calvert Lewin had a hand in 26 goals across all competitions.
He would offer Michail Antonio some much-needed respite after an increasingly difficult season as the Hammers’ only striker whilst effortlessly fitting into Moyes’ system.
He can hold the ball up and link others into play, score goals and is a huge threat from set-pieces. What more does the Scot want in a striker?