‘Have discussions’: Club to offer 21-year-old who Chelsea really wanted new contract – journalist

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed to GiveMeSport that Everton will sit down and try to offer Anthony Gordon a new contract to stay at the club.

The 21-year-old was subject of heavy interest from Chelsea over the summer, with them seemingly looking to add to their attacking options late in the window.

The Toffees played hardball however, with current manager and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard seeing him as irreplaceable to his side.

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He may have been seen as correct in the games since the interest cooled, with Gordon scoring in both matches.

The Blues eventually looked at other options this summer, adding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on deadline day to bolster their attack.

While it’s currently unclear if they will return for Gordon, O’Rourke has claimed that Everton will try and fend off any interest by tying him down to a new contract.

Everton to offer new contract to Gordon

He said: “It’ll be interesting to see what happens now with Anthony Gordon. It looks like all the speculation hasn’t affected his performances on the field either, which is key for him and for Everton.

“I’m sure that they’ll sit down and have discussions to see where they go now and maybe offer him a long-term contract to try and ward off any potential interest in the next couple of transfer windows.”

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It was always very left-field Chelsea’s interest in the deal, with Gordon only really being a regular in top-flight football for a season, and hardly filling the stat sheet in that time.

In a season Everton only just avoided relegation, he was certainly impressive but didn’t show the cutting edge ability that would be needed to make the transition to Chelsea.

While the Blues have certainly faced their attacking woes this season, it is hard to see how the signing of Gordon would have changed their fortunes.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released