Anthony Gordon and Jarell Quansah transfer latest after Liverpool receive Newcastle offer

Anthony Gordon during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton.
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Liverpool have rejected the chance to sign Anthony Gordon after being approached by Newcastle United about a possible transfer this week.

The Reds are admirers of the England international, who could be sold by the Magpies this summer despite becoming a key player in Eddie Howe’s side.

Newcastle are currently attempting to raise funds ahead of tomorrow’s (June 30) deadline for Profit and Sustainability rules as they attempt to avoid a possible points deduction.

The ECHO understands Newcastle asked for Jarell Quansah as part of a deal that would see Gordon head to Anfield, which has proven to be a sticking point.

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Liverpool have no plans to lose Quansah this summer, or indeed at any point in the near future, after his successful breakthrough season. The 21-year-old made a total of 33 first-team appearances last term and the Reds view him as an important member of the squad and future England regular. Quansah signed a new long-term contract last May, which is set to expire in 2027.

Though aware of the talent Gordon boasts and the quality he would bring, Liverpool believe they already possess strength in depth in the left wing position with the likes of Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota in their ranks. This could of course change should Diaz leave the club in the coming weeks, having been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. The Reds are yet to receive any offers for the 27-year-old, who is currently in action at Copa America.

Gordon began his career with the Reds but was released by the club at the age of 11 and joined city rivals, Everton. He left the Blues last January in a deal worth £45million to sign for Newcastle.

First linked with a move to Liverpool back in May, it was suggested it would take "an offer close to £100million to seriously test Newcastle's resolve". Making clear his admiration for the Reds on the record, Gordon named Steven Gerrard as his favourite player growing up and listed Mohamed Salah as a source of inspiration for his game.

Recently going one step further, the England international was asked to describe the best atmosphere he has witnessed on the football pitch and told Channel 4: "Other than St James' Park, it's Anfield by far. I think because I'm from the city, I grew up watching it. Before the game when they sing You'll Never Walk Alone, it's top level."