Anthony Gordon to Chelsea update as Frank Lampard explains 'ideal' wish for transfer saga – Express

  • September 13, 2022

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Everton boss Frank Lampard hopes that the Anthony Gordon transfer saga can be wrapped up quickly, having changed his tune from insisting that the youngster was not for sale. Chelsea are reportedly weighing up one final crack at the winger with a mammoth £60million bid in the works. 
Gordon was virtually ever-present for the Toffees last term as they left it late to seal their Premier League safety. His haul of four goals and two assists didn’t set the division alight, but his overall performances did and Lampard has called on him to start each of the first three games this season. 
Chelsea have already had a bid in the region of £45m knocked back by Everton, who picked up their first points of the campaign against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Sky Sports claim that they’re plotting to have one more go with a £60m approach sure to push Lampard’s resolve to the limit. 
The Everton manager now claims that he wants a speedy resolution to the saga as a replacement would be sorely needed before the transfer deadline on September 1. 
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“Everyone knows there’s interest from Chelsea, it’s very public now, but he’s our player,” said Lampard. “It’s as simple as that. He was on the bench [because] he had a bit of an issue with his heel after the game against Forest, we kept him out of it completely unless he was absolutely needed tonight, I didn’t feel he was.
“Yeah, ideally [we want a speedy resolution], or carry on and he’s our player, so that’s what it is.” The former Chelsea boss and midfielder spoke after Everton’s EFL Cup clash with Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening, which they won 1-0 thanks to a first-half Demarai Gray goal. 
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Gordon was dropped to the bench for the tie after being asked to fill in up top for the first three matches of the Premier League season. Chelsea already have a crop of established wide players in Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, but the latter three are all heavily linked to moves elsewhere. 
Hudson-Odoi is reportedly closing in on a loan switch to Bayer Leverkusen despite interest from England and elsewhere in Germany, while Ziyech recently held talks with Ajax over the prospect of a reunion in Amsterdam. Pulisic was linked to Manchester United but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel may interject if he is left thin on the ground. Thomas Tuchel“The transfer period is still open and it gets later and later and we need to focus on what we have and what we can do,” said the German after a surprising 3-0 loss to Leeds United on Sunday. “Everything was going well. I still believe we can win with this team in Leeds.
“It is more our fault than anybody else’s credit. There’s no time to be shocked. For 20 minutes, we did it. But then we did stuff that cost us the dominance and chance to create more chances.”
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