Newcastle continue to push for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon as their top winter target. The deal will hinge on Everton lowering their lofty demands according to the latest report from Luke Edwards in The Telegraph.
Gordon is said to be desperate to make the move with personal terms not expected to be a problem. The 21-year-old missed training yesterday with the club stating it was a planned absence.
Chelsea apparently are now out of the running with Gordon preferring St. James’ Park over Stamford Bridge. The Blues willingness to part with £60m for the Liverpool-born attacker last summer is now delaying the process.
Newcastle will not pay that amount and have identified Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech as plan B. The 29-year-old Moroccan would be a solid addition either on loan or as a permanent signing. Though Chelsea may have second thoughts about strengthening a rival for a top-four place.
Despite the distance in the valuation, Newcastle maintain confidence an agreement will be reached. It could take until the final few days of the window before any movement happens with Gordon.