Newcastle United to rival Arsenal for £50m EPL striker, Dembele open to Magpies transfer

Ousmane Dembele-Barcelona

Newcastle United are poised for a productive transfer business following the 305m pounds takeover by Saudi Arabian consortium PIF.

While several high-profile names are being linked, Newcastle have identified Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin as their no.1 striker target.

According to a report from Eurosport, the Magpies are set to battle Arsenal and other Premier League clubs for Calvert-Lewin, who is valued at 50m pounds.

Both Manchester clubs are said to be keeping tabs on the 24-year-old, with Man City still in the market for a new striker after failing to land Harry Kane in the summer window.

Calvert-Lewin has grown into one of the promising players in the English top-flight, showing steady progress over the last two seasons. He has racked up 3 goals in 3 appearances for Toffees this season.

Newcastle have deeper pockets to sign Calvert-Lewin but it remains to be seen whether they can beat the likes of Man Utd, Man City and the Gunners in the transfer race.

Ousmane Dembele open to Newcastle transfer

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is another player whom Newcastle have been keeping tabs on and according to Goal, he is open to joining the Magpies.

The French forward has become a fringe figure at Camp Nou due to a string of injuries and he is yet to play a single game this season.

Dembele’s contract expires next summer and although Barca want to keep him, contract talks have stalled.

The report also adds that Newcastle have tabled an offer of 15m euros a year salary for five years, as they are looking to sign him on a free transfer next summer.