Chelsea does not seem to let go of their interest in Anthony Gordon as the London club tries every possible way to sign the Everton attacker. It is no secret that Thomas Tuchel admires the 21 year old and holds him of high value. Chelsea have made several bids to convince Everton into doing business.
Everton manager Frank Lampard has been vocal in public about his love and desire to keep Gordon and is aware of Chelsea’s interest. Chelsea had submitted a bid of £45 million which was instantly rejected by the Toffees. The Blues of Stamford Bridge were ready to shell up to £60 million to sign Gordon from the Merseysiders and in fact, the player also communicated his wish to join Chelsea and play Champions League football.
Then there were reports stating that the Toffees will ask for a player in exchange. Everton wanted either Armando Broja or Conor Gallagher to be included in the deal but we are now in the culminating stages of the transfer window and it is too late for Everton to sanction a deal and look for a replacement.
Gordon has had a bittersweet start to the season, as he has been played out of position in a couple of games where he has failed to make an impact but things have been coming around lately for the Englishman as he had a strong performance against Brentford and impressed at home against Nottingham Forest.
Everton offered Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher in exchange of Anthony Gordon
If Gordon is to be sold now, Everton will be in a race against time to look for a replacement and add more quality to the squad. Chelsea are still in the hunt to sign Gordon and have come up with a plan to convince the Toffees into making a sale.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea have made a player plus cash offer for Gordon. The Blues of London will be paying £25 million along with Broja and Gallagher. As per Transfermarkt, the market value of Broja is £20 million and that of Gallagher is £22.5 million, taking the combined total to £42 million.
Along with £25 million in cash, the total deal would be worth £67 million. Chelsea offering two players does solve Everton’s worries to some extent as they get two young and talented players in Broja and Gallagher, who have already been linked to the Merseysiders. The board can then use the £25 million to sign a new winger in three days, but the negotiations need to move forward quickly.
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