Everton: £82.8m duo have 'attracted interest' at Goodison Park

Everton manager Frank Lampard looks on

Everton duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have ‘attracted interest’ and could be offloaded as Frank Lampard looks to make wholesale changes to his Goodison Park squad, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Lampard was appointed as the Toffees’ manager in January and, ahead of his first full season at the helm, could be busy during the upcoming transfer window.

What’s the latest news involving Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison?

Everton are understood to be ready to cash-in on Calvert-Lewin this summer, putting Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham United on red alert.

But the Londoners are not the only outfits ready to pounce for the £37.8million-rated frontman, who still has three years remaining on his £72,000-per-week contract.

That is because Newcastle United are reportedly set to table a bid for Calvert-Lewin after making the 25-year-old a priority target.

Richarlison is also a wanted man, with top four-chasing Tottenham Hotspur entering the race for his signature.

The Brazilian, who is valued at £45million by Transfermarkt, has additional admirers in Arsenal and Manchester United as he seeks to leave Merseyside.

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What has Pete O’Rourke said about the duo?

O’Rourke believes Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison’s Everton futures are at risk heading into the transfer window.

The journalist feels the Toffees could look to cash-in as they aim to bring fresh faces to Goodison Park.

When asked whether Lampard’s transfer plans could impact on the future of current Goodison Park stars, O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “That might mean they may lose the likes of Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin, who have both attracted interest from other clubs.

“Frank Lampard, if he does keep them up, will have to have a bit of an overhaul to try and improve things to ensure Everton are not in a relegation fight next season.”

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How have Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison performed this season?

Everton’s struggles have coincided with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison not having their finest season in front of goal.

Calvert-Lewin is still waiting to find the back of the net for the first time since August, albeit he has been forced to spend extensive periods of time on the sidelines through injury.

Richarlison, meanwhile, has been a regular starter since Lampard moved into the Goodison Park dugout following Rafa Benitez’s sacking shortly after the turn of the year.

The 25-year-old is into double figures for goal contributions over the course of the campaign, but he is unlikely to match the efforts of last season, when he managed to get his name on the scoresheet 13 times.

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