By Pete O'Rourke

13th Feb, 2020 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: Everton in advanced talks to agree blockbuster new deal

Everton are in advanced talks to agree a blockbuster new contract with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Football Insider can reveal.

The Merseysiders have moved to the in-form striker, 22, to improved and extended terms amid growing interest from Europe’s elite teams.

An Everton source has told Football Insider that Calvert-Lewin has been offered a long-term deal that will lift him into the top bracket of earners at the club.

It is expected that a lucrative long-term agreement worth nearly £100,000-a-week will be signed imminently.

This comes after Football Insider revealed at the start of this month that the Merseysiders were confident of agreeing a new contract with Dominic Calvert-Lewin after positive preliminary discussions.

Everton recognise the former Sheffield United striker deserves rewarding for the immense strides he has made in recent months.

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Calvert-Lewin has more than three years remaining on his current deal, which expires in the summer of 2023.

He has taken his game to a new level since Duncan Ferguson’s spell in caretaker charge was followed by the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti.

The England Under-21 international has scored 13 goals from 29 appearances in all competitions this season, including 11 strikes from 24 Premier League games.

Calvert-Lewin has netted eight times in the league since 7 December, with all of his goals proving crucial to the match outcome.

He was signed by Everton – for just £1.5 million – when he was 19, in the summer of 2016 from Sheffield United.

In other Everton news, Danny Mills has reacted as the club are in pole position to land “bargain” signing before summer window even opens.