News Sports: Chelsea are currently willing to pay up to £ 60 million for Everton striker Anthony Gordon.
Earlier this month, Everton turned down an initial offer of around £40-45m from Chelsea for the striker.
Everton’s position this summer is that the player is not for sale. The £60m fee being prepared is the full value of a potential deal, including add-ons.
However, negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing and the London club are now ready to increase their offer. A new contract remains on the table for Gordon, whose current contract with Everton expires in June 2025.
Gordon has made 52 Premier League appearances for Everton so far, scoring four goals.
It was his free-kick that helped Jarrad Branthwaite equalize for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last December. “40 million pounds for a 21-year-old player who has played 51 times in the Premier League? He hasn’t burned the heather yet. “He’s a dribbler and he’s pretty fast. For me, he hit the ground a bit too easily but that’s big money for someone who’s only played 50 games. Not yelling at you when you see him. He plays that he’ll be a leading man.”
New Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital spent their first summer at Stamford Bridge undertaking a quick overhaul in every department. Ambitious American bosses have spent big on Sterling, Koulibaly, Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka.
Potential young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has been signed and will continue on loan at the Chicago Fire, while the Blues continue to hunt Inter Milan’s teenage midfielder Cesare Casadei. Chelsea are said to be in talks with Barcelona over the purchase of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while the task of steering Wesley Fofana away from Leicester also continues.