Never mind that the transfer window has closed for another couple of months, the transfer rumour mill continues to churn on and on.
As an Everton fan-run site we would be remiss to not celebrate our own players, but you would have to admit that thirteen-times Champions League winners Real Madrid looking to replace Karim Benzema with Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a bit of a stretch [CalcioMercato, via todofichajes]
The newly-capped England striker is probably one of the hottest in the business right now, having banged in eleven goals in nine games for the Toffees and the Three Lions across all competitions. His latest this weekend helped the Blues draw level against Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby, preserving their unbeaten start to the season.
Calvert-Lewin has proved to be a bit of a revelation this season, and appears to have finally put it all together under the tutelage of legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti who has encouraged him to be more of a one-touch player like another famed goalmouth poacher the Italian managed, Filippo Inzaghi.
The rumour being peddled by the Italian website cites Spanish clickbait site todofichajes.com without actually linking to the piece, but a related article does say that Paris St. Germain are expecting Kylian Mbappe to leave the club this coming summer, and want Madrid’s Benzema to replace him, with Real filling that void with Calvert-Lewin for a grand sum of €40 million.
Again, that’s a lot of dominos that will have to fall for this move to happen, and that is if Everton are willing to sell at the end of the season. There’s still a long way to go until then, but if the Toffees continue their current hot streak and retain their place towards the top of the table, such rumours will certainly become more common-place.