Chelsea is gearing up to make another move for Everton's Anthony Gordon, and the Blues are in-house talks about a potential swap deal for the youngster.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have had a £40 million offer for the talented 21-year-old rejected, but it appears they may try again to persuade the Toffees to release him.
Romano claims that Everton are interested in Conor Gallagher in his most recent exclusive column for CaughtOffside, though it's not yet certain if he'll be on the table for Frank Lampard's team.
“The £40m opening bid for Anthony Gordon has been turned down by Everton." "Chelsea are internally discussing a new proposal including players, as Everton are interested in Conor Gallagher and more Chelsea players,” Romano explained.
As I recently wrote, Gallagher was a target for Everton earlier this summer, but his preference is to stay at Chelsea, so it won’t be easy for him to move in this transfer window.
“Newcastle have also had an interest in Gordon, but so far, no new offers have come from the Magpies – and it’s important to say that Frank Lampard still hopes to keep Gordon.”
Chelsea fans will hope something can be put together for Gordon, who looks like a hugely promising young talent, though one imagines most Blues supporters won’t be too keen to see another big talent like Gallagher leave.
With Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner leaving this summer, and the likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech not looking at all convincing, Thomas Tuchel could do with bringing in someone like Gordon to provide the club with more options in attack.