Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur target ‘close’ to agreeing deal with Premier League rivals

The Toffees star was reportedly a target for both clubs earlier this summer.

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are set to be dealt a blow with the news transfer target Anthony Gordon is set to sign a new deal at Everton.

The Toffees forward has quickly became a key figure at Goodison Park after shining during a difficult period at the club last season.

Gordon may have only scored four goals and provided two assists during 35 Premier League appearances - but his performances played an instrumental role in his side’s successful battle against relegation from the top flight.

His form led to interest from Newcastle, Spurs and Chelsea as they looked to strengthen their attacking ranks during the summer transfer window - and there were reports all three clubs has offers rejected by the Everton hierachy.

Speaking in the final hours of the transfer window, Toffees manager Frank Lampard insisted the England Under-21 star would remain at the club and challenged Gordon to improve under his management.

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He said: “He has showed his worth in the last two games, it is too late. He is going to be special. In the bigger picture, he has an affiliation with the fans. It is a process, can we build around that?

“The interest in him is because he is a top player and why we are so keen to keep him. You saw the reasons why (we think so highly of him) in the last two games.

“He is our player, he has come through he is a very good player and will get better and better.  Adding goals is the next step and the hardest step.

“He is a special player for me. I am delighted.”

Lampard now looks set to be handed the opportunity to continue working with Gordon after the iPaper claimed the talented forward is set to agree a new deal at Goodison Park and land ‘a substantial pay rise’.