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Chelsea are reportedly set to bid again for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon

Chelsea are reportedly set to bid again for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon | Transfer News

Gordon has attracted interest from Everton’s Premier League rivals after he enjoyed a breakout season in 2021/22.

Newcastle and Tottenham were keen on him earlier this summer but Chelsea have now emerged as his most likely destination.

The Blues had a £45m offer for Gordon rejected last week. That felt like too much but they are now ready to offer an extra £15m to sign the winger.

English players do tend to come with a premium in this current market, but this fee for Gordon is pretty extortionate for someone who has only had one full season in the Premier League.

Everton are in a difficult situation as they have limited options in attacking areas. This is not helped by Dominic Calvert-Lewin being out injured.

A £60m bid would be classed as an “astronomical offer” and according to Sky Sports, this is what Chelsea are ‘prepared’ to pay.

This is the total fee that includes add-ons. Their report notes that Everton have always insisted that Gordon is not for sale, but their hand may be forced on this occasion.

Chelsea have already paid around £180m on new recruits and their splurge will likely exceed £300m if they get all of their targets through the door.

They are also looking to sign £85m-rated Wesley Fofana, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Chelsea is ‘edging closer’.

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