Anthony Gordon has ended his three-day Everton absence by arriving at the Merseyside club’s training ground this morning.
The 21-year-old has stayed away from Finch Farm this week as he reportedly attempts to force through a move to Newcastle United.
But on Friday morning, Gordon’s car was spotted as Sky Sports reporter Vinnie O’Connor did a live piece-to-camera outside the Blues’ training base.
Indeed, Everton are set to announce the appointment of Sean Dyche today as Frank Lampard’s successor following his sacking on Monday.
It could be that Gordon has arrived to meet Dyche and hold sit-down talks to iron out his future with five days of the January transfer window remaining.
Newcastle are yet to agree a fee for the Liverpool-born forward with the Toffees setting an initial asking price close to the £60million that Chelsea valued him at in the summer.
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe was asked after Tuesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup first-leg semi-final win at Southampton if a deal for Gordon had progressed and said: “Honestly, I’ve got no idea. I’ve been preparing for the game. I wouldn’t comment on individual players anyway.”