By Graeme Bailey
Newcastle United are preparing an opening bid for Everton ace Anthony Gordon, sources have confirmed 90 minutesbut Chelsea are also monitoring the situation.
90 minutes revealed last week that Everton were ready to consider approaches for the 21-year-old forward, after failing to reach agreement on an extension to his contract, which is expected to run until 2025.
The sources said 90 minutes that Newcastle have done their homework on Gordon and have been pleased with the news that has come in about him.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe has admitted he would like some Premier League experience to come into his squad this month, and Gordon delivers that with over 60 top-flight games to his credit.
Everton need to strengthen their finances this month to bring in other players, such as Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma, and Gordon is one of those they can use to raise funds.
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Gordon has been the subject of offers from Chelsea in the summer and 90 minutes he understands that interest remains and the Blues keep abreast of developments Newcastlealong with other Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa, Leicester and Nottingham Forest.
Interestingly, Gordon may not be the only Everton player Newcastle and Chelsea go head-to-head over 90 minutes he understands that they too have both asked about midfielder Amadou Onana.
The 21-year-old Belgian only joined Everton in the summer in a £33m deal from Lille and has impressed during a busy first half of the season, but now there’s a chance he could suffer a shock move this summer : although it remains to be seen whether Everton would consider allowing him to leave.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Anthony Gordon bid ready for Newcastle; Chelsea rekindles interest .