Liverpool transfer could hand Chelsea fatal Alexander Isak blow as FFP move made

Alexander Isak before a Newcastle United game
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Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak. It was reported late on Friday night by's sister title in the north-east ChronicleLive that the Blues tested the Magpies' resolve with another enquiry for the 24 year-old.

Isak has emerged as one of the Premier League's top strikers after a superb first full season for Newcastle in the 2023/24 campaign, scoring 25 goals in 40 games in all competitions. Chelsea's interest in Isak was reported earlier this week and viewed as an unlikely attempt to try and bolster their frontline but Enzo Maresca's side are clearly not backing down.

They will be aware of Newcastle's need to sell a player to comply with financial fair play regulations with Isak and team-mates Bruno Guimaraes and Anthony Gordon all sellable assets who would generate huge fees for Eddie Howe's side. Now, Chelsea could be dealing with an Isak transfer blow with the Daily Mail reporting that Newcastle were prepared to sell Gordon to Liverpool in a bid to avoid a potential points deduction and stay within FFP guidelines.

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However, it is said that the move has broken down though there is a small chance of reviving talks for Gordon, who is on international duty with England at Euro 2024. If the move goes through, Chelsea and any other clubs keen on a move for Isak can forget any chance of signing the Sweden ace.

He's made it clear that he is enjoying life at Newcastle, but that has not stopped players moving on before. "It doesn't affect me that much," he said of speculation.

"It has been talked about many times, in many windows. "I see it as just such a thing. Everyone knows that summer is coming and if things show up, things can happen, but I actually haven’t even thought about it."