Everton are considering a bid in excess of £40million from Chelsea for Anthony Gordon, talkSPORT understands.
The 21-year-old winger became a regular starter for the Toffees last season, being one of their star performers in what was a poor campaign for the team that just about avoided relegation from the Premier League.
Gordon retained his place in the team after Frank Lampard was given the manager’s job in January.
The scouser attracted the attention of Tottenham earlier in the window but a deal never materialised. Newcastle have also been linked with the player.
With Richarlison joining Tottenham in the summer and Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured, Lampard has played Gordon down the middle this term.
He’s yet to find the net in the opening two matches but has shown promise in defeats to Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Gordon has made 51 Premier League appearances so far for Everton, scoring four goals.
Lampard has yet to sign a replacement for Richarlison but Everton have made five signings so far this summer.
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Conor Coady has joined on loan from Wolves, while fellow centre-back James Tarkowski joined on a free after seeing out his contract with Burnley. Former Wolves man Ruben Vinagre has joined on loan from Sporting Lisbon.
Meanwhile, the Toffees have spent a combined £53million on the signings of Amadou Onana (£33m) and Dwight McNeil (£20m) respectively.
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has spent £178million on new players this window, including the signings of Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling.
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