Anthony Gordon joins Newcastle United (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Newcastle United are hoping to secure a deal for Everton star Anthony Gordon in the “coming days” and are confident they have averted competition from Chelsea for the striker.

The Magpies fell through on a £35 million transfer for Gordon last summer, while Chelsea had turned down even higher bids from the Toffees.

However, Everton are in a precarious position following the sacking of Frank Lampard and with the club so close to breaching the Financial Fair Play rules, they are hesitant to sack Gordon in order to give their new manager a working budget.

Newcastle let Chris Wood join Nottingham Forest last week and Eddie Howe has made it clear he wants to sign a replacement.

Despite Everton aiming around £50 million for Gordon, The Telegraph claims Newcastle are confident of finalizing a deal this week.

Gordon is valued at around £50 million (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

It is even hoped that the Magpies will be able to make an announcement tonight after their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton.

Everton are struggling to convince Marcelo Bielsa to join the club, but a budget for the last week of the spell could help him move to Merseyside.

Gordon, for his part, wants to leave Goodison Park and was due to join Chelsea last summer.

The 21-year-old made 18 appearances this season, scoring three goals.