Chelsea could be putting together a bid worth £60 million for Anthony Gordon, while the Everton prospect wants to join the London side.
According to 90 min, Chelsea might be putting together a mammoth £60 million bid for Anthony Gordon, with Thomas Tuchel eager to sign the Everton attacker. The player has informed the Toffees of his desire to complete the move, as he dreams of playing in the UEFA Champions League.
After a period of struggle to get their priority targets in the market, Chelsea have come out flying by making a few crucial signings. Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling joined the club during the window, and a few more could arrive before the deadline.
Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana are pencilled in to sign for Chelsea, who are also pursuing Everton’s, Anthony Gordon. The Toffees have so far rejected two substantial offers from the Blues for the 21-year-old, as they are reportedly seeking at least £50 million in transfer fees.
Tottenham were also reportedly interested, but Chelsea could be ready to blow their rivals out of the water with a mammoth bid in the coming days. The Stamford Bridge outfit are prepared to lodge an offer worth £60 million to tempt Everton into a sale.
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The offer would reportedly include £50 million in guaranteed fees, with the remaining £10 million to be paid through add-ons. From an Everton perspective, it could be a tempting proposal, given the club’s current financial struggles.
The money could allow Everton to sign one or two players to bolster their faltering attack. Meanwhile, Gordon has expressed his desire to depart as he wishes to play in the UEFA Champions League. The 21-year-old’s arrival could spell the end for Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has several offers before the transfer deadline.
Gordon’s arrival would give Tuchel more firepower in the attack, which has not been great this season. The 21-year-old would provide different ideas in the final third, and could prove to be a solid signing for Chelsea. Meanwhile, the Blues are also open to letting a few players leave as part of the deal, and those ideas remain on the table for Everton to consider.
Whether Everton are open to accepting the latest offering from Chelsea remains to be seen. In hindsight, they could take the money for their academy graduate and re-invest it into their playing squad, which currently lacks the required quality.