By Jonty Banks

22nd Jan, 2023 | 9:10am

Everton transfer news as Newcastle United and Aston Villa want to sign Anthony Gordon

Everton will consider approaches for winger Anthony Gordon this month, with multiple Premier League clubs registering interest, according to 90min.

The Toffees held firm on Gordon amid interest from Chelsea and Tottenham in the summer, with the club rejecting a £45million bid from the Blues. [Sky Sports, 16 August]

The 21-year-old had been expected to sign a new deal at Goodison Park after staying on Merseyside last summer, but talks have seemingly stalled.

And with Frank Lampard desperately in need of funds to invest in their paper-thin squad this January, the club may be willing to listen to offers for their star player.

The report said: “Everton are considering approaches for Anthony Gordon after a number of Premier League rivals made enquiries about signing him this month, 90min understands.

“But 90min understands Newcastle are not the only club who like the look of Gordon, with Leicester City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest among those who are interested in a possible January deal.

Is it time?

With Everton needing to bolster their ranks in several areas, releasing Gordon this month would allow the club to reinvest.

The Toffees have already agreed on a deal with Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma, who is set for a medical on Saturday morning [Fabrizio Romano, 21 January], and this could be further evidence Gordon could leave the club this month.

Newcastle look to have been long-term admirers of Gordon, while Villa require attacking recruits following the departure of Danny Ings, so a move to either of these clubs seems most likely.

If it comes down to a case of Gordon needing to go in order to bring up to three players into the squad, most Everton fans would probably agree a transfer away would be the smartest move.

If the club were to fall to relegation this season, they would lose Gordon in the summer anyway, so releasing him now is just fast-tracking an inevitable action.