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Everton will NOT be bullied into selling their key stars for cut-price deals this summer despite their financial woes – with talk of a Goodison Park ‘fire sale’ branded as nonsense

Everton will not be bullied into selling their key players on cut-price deals this summer

  • Sources close to the club insist talk of a Goodison Park ‘fire sale’ is nonsense
  • While they’ll have to sell at least one player, they won’t budge on their valuations
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Everton will not be bullied into selling their key players on cut-price deals this summer as fellow Premier League clubs sense an opportunity for a bargain after the Toffees’ well-documented financial woes.

There has been much talk of a ‘fire sale’ at Goodison Park this summer – but sources close to the club insist that is nonsense.

Though Everton will realistically have to sell at least one of their key assets, they will not budge from their valuations for key men.

Mail Sport understands the club have now opened talks with star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin amid interest from clubs around Europe, with Newcastle said to be keeping an eye on his situation. The forward’s deal expires next summer but Everton will fight to keep him.

Calvert-Lewin has not given the club any indication he wants to leave this summer. Jarrad Branthwaite is another who has consistently been linked with a move away but Everton will try to persuade the England defender to stay put for another year at least.

Everton will not be bullied into selling their key players on cut-price deals this summer

Jarrad Branthwaite is valued at a price towards £90million

Amadou Onana has also been touted for a move away and is more likely to move on but, again, he will not be sold for cheap

Jarrad Branthwaite (left) is valued at a price towards £90million while Amadou Onana (right) has also been touted for a move away but will not be sold for cheap

It is understood the club values Branthwaite at a price towards £90million. The club have kept an eye on the market in recent years, which has seen the likes of Josko Gvardiol, Harry Maguire and Wesley Fofana all move on for more than £70m.

Branthwaite, 21, is also young, left-footed and English – which sources close to Everton say only boosts his market value. 

Midfielder Amadou Onana has also been touted for a move away and is more likely to move on but, again, he will not be sold for cheap.

Manchester United were keen on the Belgian midfielder last summer but opted to sign Sofyan Amrabat instead. 

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