Newcastle open talks with Forest for Elanga

Newcastle have opened talks with Nottingham Forest over a deal for Anthony Elanga, with Elliot Anderson potentially heading in the opposite direction.

Eddie Howe is looking to strengthen in attack and Elanga’s versatility appeals having played across the front three for Forest last season.

It is expected this will be a tricky summer to recruit for Newcastle with financial restrictions affecting what they can spend.

They are also in need of closing the profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) gap when the financial accounting period ends on June 30, so are under pressure to get deals done quickly.

Elliot Anderson has been called up to the Scotland squad
Elliot Anderson could head to Nottingham Forest from Newcastle

However, Forest do not want or need to sell Elanga, who scored five goals and registered nine assists in 36 Premier League games last season. He is a core member of their squad and they would like to keep him.

Unlike Newcastle, it’s understood Forest do not have any PSR concerns this month so are under no pressure to get a deal done, with the the sales of Orel Mangala and Moussa Niakhate to Lyon expected to go through.

Newcastle’s Anderson is a player Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on bringing to the club as he looks to strengthen in midfield. The sale of the 21-year-old would represent 100 per cent profit for Newcastle.

Chelsea show further interest in Newcastle’s Isak

Meanwhile, Chelsea have shown further interest in Newcastle striker Alexander Isak.

New Blues boss Enzo Maresca is keen to add a proven Premier League goalscorer to his ranks and Isak fits the bill.

Newcastle need to sell a player to comply with PSR before July 1 and would be looking for over £100m to consider selling their star striker.

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Our pick of Alexander Isak’s best Premier League goals for Newcastle from the 2023/24 season

Liverpool’s move for Gordon fails to materialise

Talks between Newcastle and Liverpool over the potential sale of Anthony Gordon did not progress because Jarell Quansah would have been part of the deal.

Liverpool are understood to admire Gordon but see Quansah as a big part of their future having established himself as a first-team regular.

The club also have strength in depth in attacking positions and see him as a future England regular.

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Michael Bridge gives greater insight into negotiations between Liverpool and Newcastle for Anthony Gordon

When does the summer transfer window open and close?

The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.

The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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