Chelsea report: Blues dealt blow as key target agrees to join Premier League rivals

Anthony Gordon
Chelsea target Anthony Gordon could be on his way to another Premier League club (Image credit: Getty)

Chelsea have reportedly been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Anthony Gordon, who looks set to join Newcastle.

The Blues tried to sign the Everton (opens in new tab) forward in the summer, but the Toffees resisted their attempts to prise the youngster away from Goodison Park.

Chelsea (opens in new tab)'s best bid of £60m was turned down by Everton towards the end of the transfer window, but they have renewed their interest in Gordon this month.

Graham Potter

Graham Potter looks set to miss out on Everton forward Anthony Gordon (Image credit: Getty)

Graham Potter already has an abundance of forwards at his disposal, but Chelsea were nevertheless considering another swoop for Gordon.

However, the west London outfit look set to miss out on the 21-year-old, who is closing in on a switch to Newcastle (opens in new tab).

That is according to a report by the Daily Telegraph (opens in new tab), which states that the Magpies are confident of finalising a deal for Gordon in the coming days.

There is still work for them to do, however, with Newcastle yet to agree a fee with Everton and the two clubs thought to be apart in their valuations of the player, who has scored three goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season.

Gordon is under contract until 2025 and Everton will be loath to lose him in the middle of the campaign, but their financial predicament means they could be forced to cash in.

The Toffees are currently on the lookout for a new manager after Frank Lampard was dismissed on Monday following a poor run of form which has left them second-bottom of the Premier League.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard was sacked as Everton manager on Monday after a poor run of form (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Declan Rice has reportedly agreed to join Arsenal this summer (opens in new tab), with the West Ham (opens in new tab) midfielder also a transfer target for Chelsea (opens in new tab).

Chelsea have reopened talks over a move for Enzo Fernandez (opens in new tab), whom they were linked with at the start of January.

And the Blues are said to have drawn up a four-player transfer shortlist (opens in new tab) for the remainder of the winter window.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).