Everton: Lampard now 'faces a fight' over £111m trio at Goodison Park

Everton manager Frank Lampard

Everton are in danger of losing Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jordan Pickford this summer, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

While the Toffees were able to beat the drop after a 3-2 comeback win against Crystal Palace in their penultimate fixture of the season, Jones thinks they could still end up watching some of their key players depart.

What is the latest news involving Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford?

Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford, valued at £111m combined by the CIES Football Observatory, are all attracting interest from other clubs right now.

According to GOAL, Arsenal are keeping an eye on Richarlison, with Jones telling GIVEMESPORT in the past that it is a deal that could happen.

As for his two English team-mates, they have both been linked with moves to Newcastle United.

Earlier this month, The Telegraph reported that the Magpies will launch a bid for Calvert-Lewin this summer, while talkSPORT claimed prior that Pickford is also on their radar.

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What has Jones said about Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford?

Jones thinks clubs will try to snatch Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford away from Everton in the upcoming transfer window.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the transfer insider said: “I think that clubs will try and pick them off.

“People like Richarlison, maybe even Pickford, Calvert-Lewin, clubs will have looked at the way Everton have struggled, looked at the morale of that squad, questioned the identity of the whole place and think, ‘Right, let’s try and see if we can get some of these players.’

“So Everton have got a fight to hold on to some star names.”

Can Everton survive without Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford?

Given that they just about survived with the trio, the answer is probably no.

Richarlison and Pickford were both so important for Everton this season, with the former scoring goals, 10 to be more precise, and the latter doing his best to prevent them.

It was the Brazil international’s strike and the England goalkeeper’s heroics that helped the Toffees to an important 1-0 win against Chelsea at the beginning of May.

“That save he came back off the line and parried out was world class, and we see that on a daily basis in training, and that’s why he’s England’s number one – some of the saves were world class,” Everton captain Seamus Coleman said (via Reuters) after the game.

And when he is fit, Calvert-Lewin has also proven that he is a goal threat, registering 21 times in all competitions last term.

Simply put, Everton and Frank Lampard have to do all they can to keep the trio at Goodison Park this summer.

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