Arsenal will reportedly target England centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a successor for Alexander Lacazette next summer.

And that is a huge blow for Everton manager Rafa Benitez, who has revealed his Goodison plans have been wrecked by the injury absence of the striker for the past three months.

Dominic is under contract until June 2025, and the Spaniard has already suggested he’ll fight tooth and nail to keep his top players at the club.

But the head coach also said in recent days that rival teams have achieved success by selling to raise transfer funds at the right time and the Toffees must follow suit.

“Some clubs have been selling players at the right time, and with the money they received they improved the squad,” Rafa said.

“That is something we have to learn. The owner is ready to spend money but we can’t spend all the time without bringing money back in.

“So I think we have to be clever in the future but at the moment, at this time, we have to make sure we can bring the best out of our players.”

That suggests even key players like 24-year-old England international Calvert-Lewin would have a price, and Mikel Arteta’s side are ready to test that prospect, according to the Daily Mail.

The club are still to agree on a fresh contract with Alexandre, and it’s said they are already closely following possible replacements, with Dominic high on their list.