Everton stand firm on decision to keep Anthony Gordon despite huge £60m offer from Chelsea and winger’s desire to leave… but Toffees are still willing to sell for increased bid or make-weights moving to Goodison Park
- Everton have no intention of selling winger Anthony Gordon to Chelsea
- The Toffees are believed to have turned down a £60m bid for the 21-year-old
- The Blues could persuade the Merseyside club to change their mind on the issue
- Everton could be tempted by a higher fee or the offer of players in return
- Billy Gilmour and Ross Barkley have both been linked with moves to Merseyside
Everton are standing firm on their decision to keep winger Anthony Gordon, despite Chelsea’s £60million offer.
The 21-year-old has said he wants out of Goodison Park and is willing to say goodbye to his boyhood club in an ambitious move to further his young career.
But the Toffees are not changing their minds that easily, noting the offer made so far was below that of London rivals Tottenham, who were also keen on Gordon’s services at one point.
Anthony Gordon wants to leave his boyhood club Everton, but they have rejected a £60m offer
Everton could be persuaded to offload the England Under-21 international if the right price is on the table or if they are given decent offers of players in return.
At one point, it looked like Everton were keen on Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour, teaming him up again with current Toffees manager, and former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard.
Everton academy graduate Ross Barkley was another name linked to Goodison Park and not given a squad number at Chelsea for the 2022-23 campaign.
Billy Gilmour has been linked with a move to Goodison Park to reunite with Frank Lampard
Gordon was one of the few positive aspects of last season, his first full season in the Premier League, as Everton narrowly avoided relegation.
However, the winger has scored just four goals, leading to concerns that Chelsea are spending big on a player who has not proven himself at the top level yet and will require a degree of nurturing in the years to come.
With less than a week until the transfer window shuts, it remains up in the air whether Everton will stand firm or if Gordon will be sporting Chelsea blue for the rest of the campaign.