Newcastle United closing in on deal for Everton star Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon is set to join Newcastle United (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Anthony Gordon is set to join Newcastle United (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Newcastle United hope to finalise a deal for Everton star Anthony Gordon in the ‘next few days’ and are confident they have seen off competition from Chelsea for the attacker.

The Magpies failed with a £35m move for Gordon last summer, while Chelsea had even higher bids turned down by the Toffees.

However, Everton are in a precarious situation following their sacking of Frank Lampard and with the club so close to breaking Financial Fair Play rules, they will reluctantly offload Gordon to give their new manager a working budget.

Newcastle allowed Chris Wood to join Nottingham Forest last week and Eddie Howe has made it clear that he wants to sign a replacement.

Though Everton are seeking around £50m for Gordon, the Telegraph claim Newcastle are confident of concluding a deal this week.

Gordon is valued at around £50m (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

It is even hoped that the Magpies could make an announcement following their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton tonight.

Everton are struggling to convince Marcelo Bielsa to join the club but a budget for the final week of the window could help persuade him to move to Merseyside.

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Gordon, for his part, is keen on leaving Goodison Park and he wanted to join Chelsea last summer.

The 21-year-old has made 18 appearances this season, scoring three times.

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