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Report: Newcastle keeping eyes on 'sensational' Anthony Gordon, with  Chelsea also keen
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Report: Newcastle keeping eyes on 'sensational' Anthony Gordon, with Chelsea also keen

Newcastle United are still keeping tabs on Everton winger Anthony Gordon, amid reports Chelsea are pushing to sign him.

A report from The Times last night suggested Chelsea were preparing to test Everton’s resolve with a bid of around £40m for the exciting Toffees winger. It’s claimed that Everton will try and resist any offers, with the club hoping to tie Gordon down to a new contract as well.

However, while the news of Chelsea’s interest is a new development, The Times’ report also claims that Newcastle and Eddie Howe have been keeping a firm eye on Gordon’s situation at Goodison Park. Of course, Newcastle’s interest is not brand new, given reports have claimed Dan Ashworth is actively pushing to sign Gordon.

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Gordon has played in both Everton games this season and with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured and Richarlison sold to Tottenham, the youngster has played as a forward for Frank Lampard. It’s believed Lampard is desperate to keep Gordon at the club, albeit a £40-50m offer will tempt them.

Dubbed ‘sensational‘ for some of his performances last season, Gordon will be a key player for Everton this season.

TBR’s View: Gordon Could Replace Saint-Maximin At Newcastle

Newcastle still haven’t made the marquee signing in attack this summer and you do feel that the club will make a big splash before the window is closed.

In terms of Anthony Gordon, he’d be a fine player for Newcastle, especially if they did indeed decide to move Allan Saint-Maximin on like certain reports have mentioned.

Obviously, £40-50m will be a lot for the Magpies to shell out. But if they did want to send a message that they can attract the best young players, it would be a fine signing.

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