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Chelsea agree to Tiemoue Bakayoko exit as Newcastle set to win race for Anthony Gordon

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Chelsea are on the verge of cutting ties with Tiemoue Bakayoko this month, but look set to miss out on Everton’s Anthony Gordon, according to reports.

Six new signings have entered through the doors at Chelsea this month but, inevitably, outgoings are expected before the January window closes next week.

Bakayoko, who was signed from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 for £40 million, has seen his time at Stamford Bridge not work out which has subsequently seen him return to Monaco on loan, as well as temporary stints at AC Milan and Napoli.

One of his memorable games at Chelsea will be when he was red carded in the first half of their 4-1 defeat to Watford in February 2018, with chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ coming from travelling supporters at Vicarage Road.

From then on, Bakayoko has been out on various loans and is currently on a two-year loan with AC Milan. But that is coming to an end.

As reported by Yağız Sabuncuoğlu, Turkish side Adana Demirspor and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Bakayoko.

Daniele Longo adds that AC Milan will terminate Bakayoko’s loan deal from Chelsea on Wednesday. He will then fly to Turkey to undergo a medical, where he will sign a three-year-deal with Adana Demirspor.

The 28-year-old will depart on a free transfer from Chelsea, however the Blues have agreed to have a percentage of a future sale should Adana Demirspor sell him on.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are favourites to sign Everton forward Anthony Gordon this month, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Chelsea held summer interest and had a £50 million bid rejected due to Everton not wanting to let the Englishman depart the club.

Interest from the Blues resurfaced in recent days, but Newcastle are ‘confident’ they have beaten Chelsea to his signature, with Gordon expecting to travel to the North East before the weekend to finalise his switch.

This comes after Everton sacked Frank Lampard on Monday, before, as reported by The Guardian, Farhad Moshiri placed the club up for sale on Tuesday.


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