Everton send strong message to Newcastle United & Tottenham after £35m approach

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Newcastle United have approached Everton over a move for Anthony Gordon.

Everton insist Anthony Gordon is not for sale and are now planning to open contract talks in a bid to fend off interest from other clubs.

It’s been widely reported that Newcastle United approached the Toffees over a potential £35million deal for Gordon as Eddie Howe look to recruit a wide forward in this summer’s transfer window.

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The Magpies have strengthened their backline already this summer with the permanent arrival of Matt Targett from Aston Villa, plus goalkeeper Nick Pope and No.1 centre-back target Sven Botman.

Focus has turned to the attacking areas with Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby among the wingers highly admired by United. The Bundesliga club’s £50m+ price tag, however, is forcing Howe & Co to look elsewhere - for now.

Everton plan Anthony Gordon contract talks

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Gordon is the latest name to be linked with Newcastle but Everton are refusing to part company with the 21-year-old, who played a leading role in their successful battle to stay in the Premier League last season.

That was Gordon’s breakthrough campaign at his boyhood club, and according to the Daily Mail, the Toffees plan to reward him with a new contract to ensure teams like Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur, also linked, stay away.

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There were suggestions Everton are open to cashing in on some their stars amid their financial struggles which saw them sell Richarlison to Spurs in a deal worth £60m.

However, by selling Gordon, the Toffees would face some major backlash from supporters.

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