Chelsea are interested in signing 21-year-old Everton winger Anthony Gordon, a target for Newcastle United, this month.
According to our report from Daily Mail, Premier League side Newcastle United are keen on signing Anthony Gordon, and they have already opened talks with Everton. But the Magpies face stiff competition from Chelsea for the English attacker.
Apparently, the 21-year-old winger is valued at £60 million, and Newcastle are unwilling to pay that kind of money for him. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea can negotiate a more reasonable asking price for Gordon before the January transfer window closes.
The English attacker has not been at his best this season, and it seems that Everton are prepared to cash in on him. The Toffees are currently fighting for survival in the Premier League, and it would be quite surprising if they decided to sell a key player this month.
Despite his struggles this season, Gordon could be a pivotal figure for Everton during the second half of the campaign. He was instrumental to their survival in the Premier League last season. Nonetheless, his situation has alerted Newcastle United and Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has all the attributes to develop into a quality Premier League winger, and Chelsea would certainly benefit from having him on their roster. Players like Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have been largely underwhelming since joining the club. And Chelsea have already brought in two quality wingers in Noni Madueke and Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Nonetheless, the west Londoners have reignited their interest in the English attacker after chasing him in the summer. The 21-year-old Everton player is too good to sit on the bench at Stamford Bridge, and it remains to be seen whether Chelsea are prepared to give him first-team assurances before the transfer goes through.
As for Newcastle, they could use more depth in the wide areas, especially with Allan Saint-Maximin struggling to hit top form. Gordon is likely to get more opportunities at Newcastle, and the Magpies are well-placed to secure Champions League qualification as well.
A move to Newcastle would be much better-suited for the Everton winger right now. And he could continue his development with ample game time under the management of Eddie Howe. But the £60 million price tag complicates matters for the Tyneside outfit and Chelsea.