Newcastle United's £100m transfer call sees Liverpool looking at Leeds United for 'bargain'

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on May 15, 2024
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Leeds United know that should they fail to win promotion to the Premier League with a victory in Sunday's Championship play-off final against Southampton, they'll have clubs circling their best talent within hours of the final whistle at Wembley.

Despite signing a long-term deal earlier this season Archie Gray has already been linked with a Premier League switch, as has Wilfried Gnonto and of course, player of the season Crysencio Summerville. Leeds' top scorer will be in huge demand no doubt if the Whites fail to get promoted, and even if they do he could find himself the source of much interest.

One club who do appear to have firmly fixed their gaze on Summerville is Liverpool. With fellow Dutchman Arne Slot taking over from Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, a move for his countryman has always been an easy step to make. However, reports now suggest Liverpool are ready to firm up their interest after opting against a move for Newcastle United's England international Anthony Gordon.

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The Magpies need to move on some players this summer in order to comply with financial fair play rules if they are to strengthen their squad with new additions, but Gordon is not a player they want to sell. As such Eddie Howe's team have slapped a price of at least £100m on Gordon, who has been impressive at St James' Park this season.

That has priced Liverpool out of the running and as such the Reds see Summerville as a much cheaper option, with a figure of £35m being quoted for Leeds' prized asset. The Whites will hope they can return to the top flight and keep hold of the attacking wide man, but first their priority is on getting the job done against Southampton.