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Anthony Gordon: Chelsea submit £40m-£45m bid for Everton forward | Football News

Chelsea have submitted a bid of around £40million to £45million for Everton forward Anthony Gordon.

Talks between the two clubs have been going on for days, but the London club has now officially expressed their interest. increase.

But Chelsea’s offer could test Everton’s resolve. Frank Lampard needs to add a forward option to the squad before the transfer market closes, and a potential deal would raise the money to make it happen.

Chelsea were linked with Gordon last week, but it is understood that Everton had not received a formal bid at that stage.

Tottenham had wanted to sign England’s U21 internationals in a package deal with Richarlison earlier in the summer for a total of £80million, but were unsuccessful.

Thomas Tuchel’s side spent a league-leading £176.5m this summer, mostly on three first-team signings: Marc Cucurella (£63m), Raheem Sterling (£47.5m) and Kalidu Koulibaly (£34m).

Gordon has started two Premier League games for Everton so far this season, playing as a fake No. 9 in the absence of striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has recovered from a knee injury.

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Gordon has scored four goals in 51 Premier League appearances for Everton.

It was his free-kick that scored Jarad Branthwaite’s equalizer against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last December.

Sky Sports’ Graeme Souness said:

“He’s a dribbler, fast enough. For me, he hits the ground a little too easily, but for someone who’s only played 50 games, it’s a lot of money. Top man.”

Chelsea’s new owners Todd Bawley and Clearlake Capital have spent their first summer at the helm of Stamford Bridge, undertaking a swift overhaul in all departments.

The ambitious US boss has already spent a lot of money on Sterling, Koulibaly, Kukurella and Carney Chukwuemeka.

£40m for a 21-year-old who played 51 times in the Premier League?

Sky Sports’ Graeme Soness

With highly promising young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina signed and remaining on loan at the Chicago Fire, the Blues continue to pursue Inter Milan’s teenage midfielder Cesare Casadei.

Chelsea are understood to be in talks with Barcelona over the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a quest to sign Wesley Fofana from Leicester also continuing.

‘Everton can’t afford to let Gordon go’

Anthony Gordon shoots over the line but is ruled out for offside
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Gordon’s shot ruled out for offside against Aston Villa

Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher:

“It’s a lot of money (£40million) for a young player who’s just emerging on the scene, but I don’t know how Everton will take it. It’s their current position where they lack attacking players.”

“He is the club’s only great hope. The supporters are not deaf at Everton. They have lost their first two games and they know they are going to have a difficult season. They are attacking. They need a good player to come in, so there’s no way they can let him go.

“Especially because he’s a local kid and it’s him who the fans wear hats for.

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Where would Gordon fit in at Chelsea?

Tyrone Mings hooks up with Anthony Gordon
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Gordon is in the Chelsea lineup as a winger replacement

Karen Carney of Sky Sports:

“Rumors have been circulating that Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are leaving, so he would be more of an equal replacement. He’s young, he’s got British talent, and they’re That’s the kind of recruit I was looking for.”

“They want some young players and some experienced players. In terms of being a recognized centre-forward, he’s neither the type of player that’s being talked about nor the answer.”

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