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Report: Gordon joining Newcastle from Everton for initial £40M

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Newcastle United reached an agreement with Everton to sign winger Anthony Gordon for an initial £40-million fee, according to George Caulkin and David Ornstein of The Athletic.

The deal could rise a further £5 million in add-ons, according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports.

Gordon is scheduled to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours and will likely be unveiled by Newcastle over the weekend, Downie adds.

Gordon returned to Everton's training base Friday morning after going AWOL the previous two days.

Now the 21-year-old will head northeast to link up with Eddie Howe's third-place Newcastle side, who are preparing for Tuesday's League Cup semifinal second leg against Southampton.

He had a positive influence last season, helping Everton avoid relegation and scoring four goals in 35 Premier League appearances. However, Gordon has struggled to live up to expectations this campaign for a Toffees side in the midst of another relegation battle.

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