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’.