Chelsea transfer news: Blues are willing to bid more than Newcastle to sign 21-year-old

Chelsea are reportedly willing to bid more than Newcastle United in the race to sign Everton’s Anthony Gordon.

Gordon, 21, is an Everton winger that was strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer.

The Telegraph claimed earlier this week that Chelsea are yet again showing interest in Gordon during the January transfer window.

However, the English attacker is also attracting interest from elsewhere.

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Anthony Gordon race

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are keen on a deal for Gordon and are in ‘formal talks’ for his signature.

It is understood there’s encouragement a transfer can be sorted this month for the 21-year-old, who is also wanted by Chelsea.

The report explains that Everton are thought to be asking for as much as £60million to sell Gordon, but sources suggests a package of £25million plus £15million in add-ons could see an agreement reached.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea may be prepared to meet Gordon’s valuation and outbid Newcastle in the process, who are unlikely to pay £60million.

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Described as “brilliant” by Danny Murphy, Gordon is an exciting young forward with a lot of potential.

The left-winger caught the eye last season at Goodison Park with some fast and energetic performances.

He’s scored three goals in 18 appearances so far this campaign, with his levels slightly dipping in an Everton side that have just sacked Frank Lampard as manager due to their poor form.

In our view, this is a transfer for Chelsea to stay away from.

Graham Potter’s squad has already been reinforced extremely well in the January window by adding Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke, so they don’t need to splash the cash for Gordon.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.