£9m striker has an agreement with Wolves but deal put on hold as Everton could hijack deal

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Everton looking to sign a striker has to be the world’s worst kept secret. In fact, it is not even a secret anymore. The club is desperately scanning the market for forwards to fill in the shoes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in his absence. Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been linked to the Toffees for the last couple of weeks.

Chelsea signed Batshuayi in 2016 but the Belgian has failed to fix a starting spot in the team. He has been sent on loan on multiple occasions, playing for Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and Besiktas. The 28 year old has now entered the final twelve months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and the Blues of London are open to selling him this summer.

Everton are looking for a striker as Calvert-Lewin has suffered an injury and Salomon Rondon has done little to convince Frank Lampard.  A few days ago, it was reported that despite showing initial interest, the Merseysiders will not launch an offer for the Belgian forward. However, things can change now as Chelsea have shown a concrete desire to sign Anthony Gordon.

Thomas Tuchel’s team is willing to sign Gordon for £42 million and even though Everton have maintained a staunch stance on Gordon all summer, the Blues of London are willing to test Everton’s resolve.

Everton can sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi for free

Everton have been linked to Chelsea players all summer. The Lampard connection has increased the chances of the Merseysiders landing some exciting Chelsea players. The likes of Billy Gilmour, Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja and now Batshuayi have been named as targets that Lampard want.

In case of a transfer of Gordon from Everton to Chelsea, the London club could include Chelsea players on loan or even offer them as a part of the deal. The Toffees will be most interested in strikers, namely Broja and Batshuayi.

According to journalist Chris Smith, Chelsea would reduce the asking price of Gilmour and even allow Everton to sign Batshuayi on a free transfer, should Gordon join Tuchel’s side. The 28 year old forward has an agreement with Wolves but the deal has been put on hold because of Toffees’ interest in Batshuayi.

As per Transfermarkt, the former Marseille striker holds a market value of £9 million. If the Toffees can sign him on a free transfer, it would be a smart move but the obvious downside would be that Everton will be selling the rising star Gordon. If the deal does happen, the Merseysiders will have hijacked the deal from Wolves who have reached an agreement on personal terms with the Belgian.

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