Chelsea are ready to drop their interest in Everton’s Anthony Gordon, while Newcastle are not willing to become embroiled in a bidding war for the England under-21 international.
The 21-year-old forward looked set to leave his boyhood club this month having missed the last three days of training as transfer speculation intensified.
However, according to the Northern Echo, Gordon could well be forced to stay put with both Chelsea and Newcastle unwilling to match Everton’s £60m valuation.Embed from Getty Images
Meanwhile, Newcastle could turn their attentions to Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech as a more viable option.
The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle are closely monitoring the Morocco’s contract situation with Everton also emerging as a contender in a second three-way transfer tussle between the clubs.
Everton’s relegation rivals Leeds are looking to bolster their options this month by securing the services of highly-rated USA international Weston McKennie.
The Elland Road club have tabled an opening €28m bid for the midfielder, short of Juventus’ €35m valuation, report Sky Italia.
However, Leeds are confident of completing the deal before the end of the month which would see McKennie become the third USA International to join the club under American manager Jesse Marsch.