Journalist says Newcastle ‘really wanted’ the 25-year-old, but they’re not going to sign him now

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Speaking on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily podcast, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards is discussing Newcastle’s transfer plans and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Magpies have been linked with a slew of new strikers this summer, from Hugo Ekitic to Alexander Isaacs, but according to Edwards, one player they are a big fan of is Calvert-Lewin.

The journalist added that Newcastle really wanted to sign the Everton striker, but unfortunately, they have been ruled out of a move as the Toffees value him at £60m.

What has been said?

Edwards talked about Calvert-Lewin.

“Do you know who they’re looking at Kevin, and that’s the problem, because of the FFP and because they haven’t done sponsorship deals yet, they’re working on a budget,” Edwards said.

“They really like Dominic Calvert-Lewin and they really wanted him, and Ivan Toney at Brentford, but on £60m and £50m they are not going to go there. That’s the problem they’re going to have Clubs think they have deep pockets, and in the future they will, but the reality is they cannot spend £60m on a player.

“They really loved doing Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but they couldn’t because of that price,” Edwards said.

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just can’t afford

Newcastle United may be the wealthiest club in world football, but unfortunately for the Magpies, they are bound by the same FFP rules as everyone else.

PIF could drop £60m on a football player if FFP was not a factor, but the reality is Newcastle will have to be careful with their spending.

Calvert-Lewin at £60m is probably possible within those limits, but it would mean United might not be able to strengthen other areas, which is an issue.

Another thing is coming for Newcastle fans hoping for an overnight transformation into the best team in England.

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