Chelsea Set To Land Everton Star In £50m Deal.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Chelsea are preparing a second bid for Everton star Anthony Gordon and are prepared to offer £50m for the 21-year-old, according to reports.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have already seen a £40m bid rejected, but with the Toffees setting £50m as their asking price, it is likely the bid will be accepted.
Gordon became a regular in the Toffees team last season and has made 60 appearances in total across all competitions, scoring just four goals.
He has started both of Everton’s games so far this season, failing to score in the two defeats, but The Times are reporting that Chelsea are preparing a second £50m offer.
Gordon has attracted interest from across the Premier League this summer – with Tottenham attempting to prise him away from Goodison Park in a package deal to sign Richarlison in July – but Frank Lampard’s side were unwilling to do business.
Newcastle have since registered an interest but were put off by Everton’s stance after the club turned down an approach worth around £30m.
Chelsea are now in the lead in the race to sign the Englishman – and despite Lampard being reluctant to allow another attacking player to depart – it is thought their second bid will be successful as it matches his asking price.
Everton have already lost one of their best forwards this summer, with Tottenham signing Richarlison, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been out injured so far this season.
This has left Gordon leading the line, when he is generally has been seen as a winger in his young career so far.
Meanwhile, Tuchel’s side are operating without a main striker this season, with flop Romelu Lukaku departing to join Inter Milan on a two-year loan.
New signing Raheem Sterling says he is happy to continue playing as a false nine if Tuchel feels that is the position where he can be most effective – though still sees himself predominantly as a winger.
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