Newcastle identify Everton's wide midfielder Anthony Gordon as a target; Sky Sports News told no official bid has been made at this stage, but one source claims there has been contact between the two clubs; Everton are determined to keep the player
Wednesday 6 July 2022 17:55, UK
Newcastle have made initial contact with Everton about Anthony Gordon, but the Merseyside club do not want to sell.
Newcastle are looking to add a wide midfielder to their squad this summer and have identified Gordon as a target.
Sky Sports News has been told Newcastle did not make a bid, rather it was more of a tentative enquiry as they weigh up their options.
Everton, though, are determined to keep the 21-year-old, making it very unlikely that a deal for Gordon could progress.
Reports suggest a figure of £35m was discussed for the England U21 international, who scored four goals last season.
Newcastle have other targets in that area, including Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby.
Tottenham were interested in making a double signing from Everton involving Gordon and Richarlison, eventually settling for the £60m purchase of the Brazilian as the Toffees resisted their advances.
Newcastle United retain an interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.
Diaby is one of a number of attacking players thought to be under consideration by the club this summer.
It is understood there may be a gap between what Newcastle are prepared to pay for the 22-year-old France international and Leverkusen's asking price.
Newcastle still want to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike but are focusing on other attacking targets after hitting an impasse in negotiations with the Ligue 1 club.
Reims head coach Oscar Garcia claims Ekitike has told him he wants to stay.
Who will be on the move this summer before the transfer window closes at 11pm on September 1.
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