Chelsea’s Anthony Gordon Transfer Pursuit Receives Sudden Twist With Everton Interested In A Swap Deal

Chelsea’s Anthony Gordon Transfer Pursuit Receives Sudden Twist With Everton Interested In A Swap Deal

Anthony Gordon could be sold to the Blues as part of a swap deal that Everton have reportedly enquired about with Chelsea.

Gordon is one of the attackers that Thomas Tuchel wants to bring into his team.

Everton turned down Chelsea’s initial offer of between £40 million and £45 million earlier this month.

However, discussions between the two clubs have continued, and the London club is now ready to raise its offer.

The 21-year-old has started each of his team’s first three Premier League games this season, and has been an important contributor for Frank Lampard.

Tuchel, who is eager to expand his alternatives in the forward areas, has recently taken notice of his performances.

Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were allowed to leave, so Tuchel’s team appears to be lacking in that area.

Gordon was the subject of a £40 million approach from Chelsea earlier this month, which Everton rejected.

However, the Blues are not deterred by that refusal and want to try again for the 21-year-old.

It was claimed that Chelsea were prepared to make a record-breaking offer of £50 million for Gordon, plus an additional £10 million in add-ons per the daily mirror.

But according to talkSPORT, the Toffees are willing to arrange a swap deal instead, so they might be able to acquire Gordon for less money.

According to reports, Chelsea have been asked by Everton to include Conor Gallagher or Armando Broja in the transfer.

The Toffees are interested in loaning either player after they shone at Southampton and Crystal Palace respectively last season.

Both players have appeared in Chelsea’s first matches under Tuchel; Gallagher started the team’s loss to Leeds in center midfield.

Broja has had to settle for two substitute appearances because opportunities have been tougher to come by.

At Tuesday’s Carabao Cup match between League One Fleetwood Town and a depleted Everton, Gordon sat on the sidelines.

After the victory, Lampard acknowledged that Gordon had drawn interest from Chelsea but insisted that he would not be permitted to depart without a fight.

“He is our player and has three years remaining on his contract.

We are aware of Chelsea’s interest,” the Everton manager remarked.

“It will be obvious that this is a decision based on football and money.

However, since we are in the middle of the season and have already played three games, I must prioritize the football choice.

The fact that you aren’t receiving the points you deserve kind of adds to your irritation, because perhaps in another universe you would.”

The two teams’ ability to reach a deal for the player’s sale is still up in the air.

It will be prudent for Tuchel to give just one player because he will want depth for the lengthy season that lies ahead.

Fans will hope that their team gains more from any contract that is ultimately agreed on.

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