MANCHESTER UNITED want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.
The Red Devils are on the hunt for a new striker as a long-term No9 replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
And they have identified the Everton front man as the ideal candidate.
Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020-21 with 21 goals in 39 appearances to be the Toffees' crowned player of the year.
That goal return tied him level with his England team-mate Marcus Rashford and four more than Edinson Cavani.
Mason Greenwood grabbed 12 while Anthony Martial managed seven in a difficult campaign but Bruno Fernandes top scored with 28.
United legend Rio Ferdinand believes his old club should target 'fantastic' Calvert-Lewin over other transfer targets Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.
The ex-defender said: "Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him.
"I've watched a lot of Everton this year and he's one that unnerves defenders. He's not one you want to play against week in, week out. He's aggressive, he attacks the ball.
"I think he'd be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. It's one out of left field a little bit but I think he'd have a big impact.
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"He'd get on the end of the things created by Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood."
United face competition from Arsenal for Calvert-Lewin.
And as revealed by SunSport, Real Madrid could also swoop for the former Sheffield United striker as Carlo Ancelotti eyes a £50million reunion.
Calvert-Lewin is currently on international duty with the Three Lions at Euro 2020.
He came on as an 89th-minute sub in the opener against Croatia but has not featured since, and did not even make the bench for the Germany win.
Another player who has struggled for game time at the tournament is Jadon Sancho – but the pair could end up as team-mates at club level next season.
United are on the brink of completing a transfer for the Borussia Dortmund winger for £73m plus add-ons.
New Everton manager Rafa Benitez faces a tough task in his first summer at Goodison Park.
Not only is he trying to win over the fanbase after his 'small club' insult, the Spaniard risks seeing his squad torn apart – with 13 players already released as free agents.
As well as Calvert-Lewin's potential exit, the club look certain to lose Colombian superstar James Rodriguez with AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Napoli keen.
And the future of Brazilian attacker Richarlison is also in doubt following Ancelotti's shock departure.
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