Expert 'sure' where Calvert-Lewin will be on 1 February after West Ham insider update
Paul Robinson is adamant there’s “no chance” of West Ham signing Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin this month.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper claimed the Toffees will refuse to part with the 24-year-old as they don’t need the money.
According to Alan Nixon (23 January), the Hammers have been alerted to the potential availability of Calvert-Lewin.
The England international, who recently returned from injury, is said to be valued at £60million by Everton.
However, according to ExWHUEmployee (24 January) the reported interest is “rubbish” according to his “top source”.
Calvert-Lewin has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Goodison Park.
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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the news, Robinson said: “There’s no chance of that happening, I’m sure of it.
“David Moyes is not going to change his system to accommodate two strikers and I certainly can’t see Moyes replacing Antonio.
“Everton would not do business at this stage of the season, especially with everything that is going on there right now. They don’t need the money desperately. [Farhad] Moshiri has just pumped another £100million into the club.
“Financial Fair Play, if it ever came to that, is the only reason I could see Everton selling Calvert-Lewin to another Premier League club like West Ham.”
Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a move for Calvert-Lewin.
Mikel Arteta’s side have seemingly missed out on top target Dusan Vlahovic, who is close to joining Juventus.