Everton will not sell talisman Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Chelsea or any other club this summer, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Calvert-Lewin, part of that England squad who managed to reach the Euro 2020 final, had a fantastic campaign last season.
The 24-year-old striker managed to score 21 goals in all competitions, which does not seem to have gone unnoticed.
According to recent reports in Italy (via the Daily Star), Chelsea could turn their attention to Calvert-Lewin in their search for a new No.9. And based on the previous season, you can understand the thinking – if there actually is serious interest.
Palmer, however, feels a transfer for the England international this summer is highly unlikely.
“Why go to Chelsea if you’re not going to play?” the ex-Leeds United player said in an exclusive interview with FFC. “I can’t believe Everton would let him go anyhow.
“There’s always going to be speculation about players, but I can’t believe Everton are going to let him go. Rafa Benitez has come in there; he’s not going to let him go.”
All in all, this one certainly does look unlikely. Chelsea seem to be putting all their eggs in one basket with Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland, while Everton will simply not want to sell their top scorer from last season.