Thursday’s transfer gossip: Gordon, Ziyech, Hasenhuttl, Cancelo, Nunes, Porro


Chelsea are ready to drop their interest in Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, while Newcastle also do not want to become embroiled in a bidding war. (Northern Echo)

Gordon has not handed in a transfer request at the Toffees despite missing the last two days of training. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are looking at Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 29, as an alternative to Gordon as they are unwilling to pay Everton’s £60m asking price. (Telegraph)

Everton are also interested in the Morocco forward and could make a move if Gordon does leave. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to sign Wolves’ Portugal international midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in 21-year-old Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Benfica’s Argentina international Enzo Fernandez, 22, and 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who is at Brighton. (Times – subscription required)

Everton’s talks with Argentine Marcelo Bielsa about being their new manager have reached an impasse with former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl another option. (Independent)

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AC Milan are one of the clubs monitoring Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28. (Sun)

Tottenham are closing on a deal for Spain full-back Pedro Porro, 23, who plays for Sporting. (Guardian)

Everton are looking at former Stoke and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, 33, who plays for Bologna. (Telegraph)

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Leeds United have made an opening bid of 28m euros (£24.6m) plus add-ons for United States midfielder Weston McKennie but Juventus want 35m euros (£30.8m) for the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia)

Brighton have made an improved offer of £14m for 26-year-old Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, who Shakhtar Donetsk value at £20m. (Mail)

Brighton have had a bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, 24, rejected, with the Bundesliga side not wanting to sell the Mali international in January. (Guardian)

Southampton have had a bid for Luton Town’s English full-back James Bree, 25, accepted. (Athletic – subscription required),58772091.html


Crystal Palace are weighing up a bid for 23-year-old Bristol City and Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo. (John Percy)

Nottingham Forest are considering a move for Inter Milan’s Italian midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, 28. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey, 22, could leave this month with Lyon among clubs interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sporting have approached the Seagulls about a loan deal for the Ghana international. (Athletic – subscription required)

Barcelona could sell Spain forward Ferran Torres in the summer. The 22-year-old only joined from Manchester City . (Sport – in Spanish)