Report: Chelsea make contact with another bid to sign player with 'explosive pace', Carlo Ancelotti really rates him
Chelsea have reportedly made a new bid for English attacker Anthony Gordon at Premier League rivals Everton.
According to The Mirror, Everton turned down Chelsea’s opening £40million bid for the 21-year-old.
It is understood the Blues have returned with an improved offer worth £45million, though.
The report explains the youngster is “keen” on a transfer to Stamford Bridge, so would like the Merseyside club to consider the latest approach.
As it stands, Everton value their talented academy graduate at £50million and don’t want to lose him during this summer transfer window.
Chelsea bid for Anthony Gordon
Thomas Tuchel’s side aren’t giving up easy in their pursuit of Everton’s emerging talent.
Gordon, who’s a skilful winger by trade, has had to fill in as the centre-forward in the opening weeks of the season due to problems at Goodison Park.
The England Under-21 international is growing into a really dangerous forward in the Premier League with his speed, movement and work rate. His record of four goals in 62 first-team Toffees appearances highlights he’s still miles off the finished article, though.
Described as someone with “explosive pace” by Andros Townsend, Gordon is someone that’s done enough to grab Chelsea’s attention.
Former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti, who coached Gordon when he was Everton boss, previously explained a couple of years ago that he really rates the youngster.
Ancelotti said about Gordon (July, 2020): “He improved in the past six months and how he is playing [in training and games] gives me a lot of confidence and trust in him. He is a player with personality.”
With Callum Hudson-Odoi linked with leaving Chelsea on loan, perhaps there’s room in the squad to sign another wide player. The club desperately need to bring in a proven No.9 if possible, too.
Gordon sounds like a huge punt at the kind of money that’s being spoken about, but is an exciting player that the club obviously see something special in.